• Happy Place

    On Thursday 29th July I was chatting with Lynn, it was so good catching up, we are study partners for our embroidery diploma. A box of fabrics had just been delivered and she showed me each piece and I was in a happy place with her, I felt encouraged with my creativity while looking through the fabrics with her and knowing that when I am more healed I can start sewing again. Lynn shared the time when her right thumb was fractured and the knuckles were strapped up, she was able to hold the needle between her thumb and first finger and she was able to thread the eye of…

  • The Charleston

    I created The Charleston, because I had bought some feathers to create other fascinators with and wanted to make something a little bit quirky and smaller. As a designer maker specialising in embroidery and all things textile base, I have seemed to have collected many fun items to work with over the years and I found ribbon knit, (I cannot remember the technical name, or even if there is one) that is purple, but it has been dyed with multi colours, so some of the ribbon knit is green then fades into pink and then into purple. I then realised that I needed some form of buttons to top the…

  • Leaf Miner Feather

    Leaf Miner and Leaf Miner Feather are both listen on Folksy, but why call this fascinator Leaf Miner Feather, for one simple reason, I have attached feathers between the green and gold petals. The feathers bring the fascinator into another dimension with more life and movement flowing through it. During lockdown I was craving to see my sister, as I hadn’t seen her for six months, sometimes I can go longer and not see her for eight months. I was in a relationship and unfortunately we broke up a few weeks before while we were in lockdown and it would have been nice to have spent some of my birthday…