I use vintage patterns, some of which belonged to my grandmother, with today's fabrics and yarns. I take vintage needlework magazines and work from the patterns in them. The magazines date from 1912 through to the fifties, and I try and use the patterns from them as they would have been originally used. Sometimes I will adapt them and make something else. I prefer to specialize with the thirties and forties patterns and occasionally dip my toe into the fifties.

When I feel the need to bring things up to date, sometimes adapting the original vintage patterns. I also design my own patterns so you can make lovely items too.

Friday, 21 March 2014


This cushion was a commission!  
Made from the pattern in the Bustle & Sew Magazine

From the same pattern I made.............

................a round cushion

and a 1942 style shopping bag.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014


I have been making more daffodils a craft fair 
Saturday 5th April at Trull Memorial Hall Taunton TA3 7JZ