About Me

A little bit about what I do…

I have been dressmaking for over 35 years but it is only relatively recently that I have truly indulged my passion for sewing. I completed an FdA in Costume Construction for Stage and Screen at Cleveland College of Art and Design in 2013 when I gained a Distinction. In 2014 achieved a first class honours degree specialising in costume. As a student my work was exhibited at Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show, Preston Hall Museum, Hartlepool Marina and New Designers in London.

I have experience in pattern drafting, cutting and construction; millinery, tailoring and embellishment for historical costumes as well as for modern day wear.  My portfolio is varied; anything for the wedding industry made to measure  as well as everyday wear and soft furnishings.  I will also take on alterations.  I teach sewing classes, give talks  and demonstrations; run sewing and millinery workshops as well as offering fascinator hen parties.  In 2016 I was a finalist in the Teesdale Business Awards Best New Business section and in 2017 a finalist in the Best Customer Focus category.   I  run workshops at Higham Hall in Cumbria, Marlborough College Summer School and have recently been lecturing at the Northern School Of Art in Hartlepool (formerly Cleveland College of Art and Design).  I am also a member of Teesdale Artists Network (TAN) and join in the Open Studios every year as well as enjoying a weekly art class which helps my creativity.  I was one of 10 artists in residence at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle for the first Untitled 10 exhibition. https://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/Exhibitions/2018/Untitled-10#

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