Handcrafting, Social Action, Textile Stories

Finding your Social mission


I believe if I can create an art space where everyone is accepted then lives can begin to change. If I can show people who feel worthless, their value, I can begin to turn the tide of lives wasted. If I can begin to change a few lives, we can change the world.

Craft Business

The Loneliness of the long-distance Crafter – EPY Week 8


A few years ago I was visiting some friends for the weekend. On the Sunday we went to their church, the guy leading the service spoke about loneliness and commented that some people can go for days without seeing another person. My friends live in a christian community, so being alone is something they don't… Continue reading The Loneliness of the long-distance Crafter – EPY Week 8

Church Life, Craft Business

The Progress of Plodding on – EPY week 5


I sat down to write my now regular post about the EPY week, for about 30 minutes I've sat here thinking, what happened this week? Bank Holiday weekend was awful, as usual, we had constant downpours and the strange hot but rainy weather that often leaves me with a migraine, and what a migraine, by… Continue reading The Progress of Plodding on – EPY week 5

Craft Business, Doll Making

The Elevator Pitch – EPY week 3


An elevator pitch is a short description of what your business is about, supposedly short enough to say in the time a lift goes to the next floor

Craft Business

The creatives office – EPY week 2


I like the idea of finishing everyday with a slide, but then... how many days of sliding would it take before that was no longer special? If the extraordinary became ordinary where would we go next?

Craft Business

Taking the scenic route – EPY week 1


I started off my week telling people that I wanted to have a business making dolls, two days later I knew one thing, I'm not spending the year making dolls.