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fibres: cotton, linen and silk, there is some form of hand embroidered adornment and that the pieces are small in size. The range of what I have made over the years has come a long way from when I produced hand embroidered jewellery. I like where I am now with the clocks and this is something I am looking to develop further.

What are the most rewarding aspect / the most frustrating of what you do?

Rewarding would be getting positive feedback for what I create either from photos I upload or when people then go onto purchase my work. Frustrating for me at the moment is actually taking the photos, the lack of nice natural daylight is making the process a little time consuming.

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What are your tools of the trade, which is your favourite?

I have many tools, ranging from wickedly sharp scissors to a small sterling silver laying tool and a small item called the stiletto, a god send when making eyelets and smoothing the edges. However, I can’t live without my table clamped ring frame, it’s not very big but it’s perfect for the size of work I do and I’ve been using it now for a good five plus years and it hasn’t failed me once.

How do you maintain balance in your life between work and play?

I work during the day, currently in retail, so that gives me a break away from my workroom/bedroom and from the computer, very easy to get glued to blogs, other peoples work and online articles. For me, I consider

what I design, make and create my play time.

How do you get the word out about your work?

I’m not the best at PR but I give it the best shot that I can by maintaining a personal website, blog which has been running now for over four years and it’s come a long way. I also make the most of using Deviant Art, Flickr, and Facebook as a sort of online portfolio of my work. Of course you can’t beat word of mouth and business cards.

What keeps you motivated?

Tea, seriously that stuff can keep me going. Other than that, the desire to turn whatever wonderful scrap of fabric, threads and buttons I’ve hoarded over the years into something lush. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98
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