For as long as I can remember there has always been thread in some form or another in my life. Be it stitching embroidery kits, a french knitting dolly or even hooking rug when I was a child.
I formalized my threadiness with a three year apprenticeship at The Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace, receiving the best training in all aspects of hand embroidery. From goldwork to bothsides alike with canvas work, stumpwork, beadwork, jacobean and many other wonderful techniques thrown in for good measure.
Upon completing my apprenticeship I went to work for Jimmy Choo couture and the Jim Henson Company. I also have had the privilege to be responsible for pieces for the likes of Prince Charles, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Sultan and Sultana of Pehang, The Sultan of Brunei, the AA, Acorn Designs Ltd, Adidas, , Barbara Clark, Barbara Windsor, Ben de Lisi, Bruce Oldfield, The Beckhams, Catherine Walker, Chanticleer, Clemonts Ribeino, Colefax and Fowler, Dame Edna Everage, Dizzy Rascal, Estelle, Hardy Aimes, Irish Rugby Union, Jasper Conran, Jenny Dyer, John Lobb Ltd, Julia Taylor, Kevin Arpino, Kylie Minogue, Lady Sovereign, Lipsy, Lennox Lewis, Lesley Cutler, Marion Thomas, Miss Dynamite, Robinson and Valentine, Sassi Holford, Sharon Bowen, Sharon Cunningham, Sharon Osborne, Shirin Cashmere, Steven Hakes, So Solid Crew, Theater productions such as An Inspector Calls, Lion King, Miss Saigon and Romeo and Juliet, Thomas Pinks, Tristan Webber, Turnball and Asser, Ulrich Engler, Victoria Bain, amongst others.
In 2009 I had the honor of becoming Assistant Dressmaker to Her Majesty The Queen. I worked at Buckingham Palace for nearly five years and had the pleasure to work on many prestigious outfits for Her Majesty and Her Family.
A little about me now
After the birth of my son I was itching to get back to my needle and thread. I wanted to produce quality bespoke pieces made with love and to the highest standard. I always use the best quality materials I can lay my hands on. Everything sold on my site is hand crafted be myself to my own painstaking standards. Modern designed pieces using the traditional techniques I have gained in my years of experience working for the most exacting clients. If I’m not happy with it, its not going out!