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MEET: Pipany Philp
by Karen Jinks of www.chalkhillstudio.co.uk
Please tell us who you are and
what you do.
Hi, my name is Pipany and I live in
beautiful Cornwall with my partner
Dave and a varying number of our
seven children, ducks, hens and cats.
I run my own online business, also
called Pipany, designing and making
textile gifts and accessories which
mostly feature a mix of freehand
machine and hand embroidery.
How long have you been creating
for?
Like so many designer/makers I have
created for as long as I can remember. taught me and my six sisters to knit also loved to draw and wrote stories
Even as a child all crafts seemed at a very young age and showing by the armful so I suppose you could
to hold a fascination for me, from me how to embroider. One of my say creating of all kinds has always
making doll’s house furniture out of favourite things is the little hand been important to me.
wallpaper scraps and matchboxes to embroidered picture she made years
crocheting a shawl for my Mum after ago of a cottage garden with its When did you realise you could
teaching myself the basic stitches. beautiful hollyhocks of French knots turn your craft into a business?
She was really my inspiration having and lazy daisy chrysanthemums. I Over the years I have made so
 | ukhandmade | Winter 2009
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