I have always had a passion for sewing and a flare with fabrics.
From the humble beginnings of making Barbie doll clothes on my Mum’s Singer machine at the age of 7, I went on to eventually work in a family-run soft furnishings shop, after I left school in 1979.
As part of my job, I was often asked to ‘go out the back’ to the workshop where the amazing curtains were hand made in the most fabulous fabrics I had ever seen! This was where the backbone to my creativity was formed. I worked a traditional apprenticeship starting at the bottom and gradually working my way up the ladder. It was all worth it, as most of the time, I got to sew. My biggest hurdle was to master wearing a thimble – something I really appreciate today.
When my children came along, I was lucky enough to be able to work from home and be there for them when they needed me most. Then as they grew up and flew the nest, I found I was left with a huge gap in my life. This is when Country Curtains evolved into what it is today. I have my own workroom, where I can create beautiful curtains, roman blinds and cushions at ease, for my customers.
I love what I do now, as much as I did on day one. I still get a thrill every time I unwrap a roll of fabric.
I pride myself on traditional handsewn methods to provide bespoke items to make your home as unique as you want it to be.
With an array of fabric books and accessories to browse through in my workroom, I can guarantee there is something for everyone from a Cotswold cottage to contemporary living.
I also supply tracks, poles and roman blind components for easy fitting for you at home, or you can let my experienced fitter take the stress away, so you can sit back and enjoy the finished effect of your handcrafted window treatments.