Once Upon a Skein…
I can still remember my first ever skein that I created – it was rainbow coloured and I can vividly recall the colours coming to life before me. Over time I’ve refined the recipes, writing them across the walls of the loft and turning it into my haven of colour and creativity. This is where the magic happens.
These days I’m no longer in the loft, I’m now in a beautiful, inspirational studio space that fills me with joy. But the loft is still a big part of my original identity – that initial passion and sense of discovery, it’s never left me.
It was my father who inspired me to do what I love. During his final days he told me he wished he’d had the courage to follow his passions. At the time I was teaching beauty and that one comment changed my perspective on everything. I knew that I no longer wanted to pursue a career of beauty but an authentic beauty that ignited passion within me – fabrics and colours, stories and texture, I have never looked back.
I’m an indie dyer, an introverted character but once you get to know me, a real-life Lizzy Bennet. I am passionate about what I do and a complete perfectionist who wears her heart on her sleeve, has a skein in her pocket and a new collection being painted and brought to life on paper.
Thanks for being part of my creative journey
“Till this moment I never knew myself.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice