She / Her
Garment sewist that likes to dabble in other bits

I’m a 33yo sewist living in the North East of England, I was born in Stockport and most of my family are located there, being away from them gives me lost of extra time to practice my crafty things. I mainly sew garments but do like to dabble in small soft toys and utility pieces. I’m disabled and have chronic health conditions, I learnt to sew during a period of recovery from a brain infection and found solace in learning a new skill when lots of things had been taken away from me.

What influence does music have in your life as a creative?:

I love to listen to music whilst I’m sewing to help create a happy space, I find when I’m happy and positive my creativity and concentration flows better. My favourite thing to do is have a little dance around wearing a half finished garment in the mirror, its great for helping me see fit issues, get a feel of the garment, how it moves and how it’s coming together. I do tend to listen to a specific genre depending on my mood and what time I’m working on. If it’s something more difficult that requires my full mental attention like pattern drafting, I love to listen to classical piano music. When I’m feeling slightly frustrated by thing outside of my creativity I lean towards heavier rock music.

Tell us about your playlist:

This is a collection of some music that makes me smile from lots of different genres that I listen to, the songs might have a personal connection that remind me of a happy moment or just upbeat and happy.

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Smile and sew

  1. Sugar – Sleep Token
  2. All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
  3. HandClap – Fitz and The Tantrums
  4. Hey Jude – The Beatles
  5. Dreams – 2004 Remaster – Fleetwood Mac
  6. Jungle – Tash Sultana
  7. Feeling Good – Nina Simone
  8. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Mono Version – Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
  9. The Chain – 2004 Remaster – Fleetwood Mac
  10. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
  11. Spice Up Your Life – Spice Girls
  12. It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
  13. Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
  14. Hey Ya – Sleep Token
  15. T-Shirt Song – DON BROCO
  16. The Sound of Silence – Disturbed
  17. Too Close – Alex Clare
  18. The Bare Necessities – Bill Murray, Kermit Ruffins
  19. Primadonna – MARINA
  20. Dancing In The Street – Single Version – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  21. Let’s Dance – 1999 Remaster – David Bowie
  22. American Pie – Don McLean
  23. Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
  24. Before I Let Go – Homecoming Live Bonus Track – Beyoncé
  25. Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine
  26. Come Together – Gary Clark Jr., Junkie XL
  27. Tiny Dancer – Florence + The Machine