Weaving Stories through Craft – Kathy

When I studied Art, I majored in sculpture and silver-smithing.  In all honesty I was far better at sculpture than silver-smithing.  Sculpture felt natural.  This was because mum and dad were potters, and I spent a lot of time working with clay in their workshop. I had visions of what I wanted to create but my ideas weren’t always practical, and my lack of experience with metals meant that some of the ideas didn’t translate well. Then I attended a workshop to focus on different stone-setting techniques.  I was trying really hard to recreate what I was being taught rather than just following my creative ideas.  After one of the classes I felt the urge to make something new and different, but this time I was Read More

Weaving Stories through Craft – Louise

I am Louise Gracey and originally from the North East of England, I moved here just over 20 years ago. I am a daughter, a Mum, a wife and friend and I am the owner/operator of Mummy Cuggles – my eldest daughter Jessica could never say the word cuddle when she was little and would ask for a ‘Mummy Cuggle’ and that’s where the name comes from! I have always loved creating and my Mum taught me to sew at an early age and art was one of my favourite subjects at school. During a particularly difficult journey to have another baby I began making things for my little Jess at the time, some clothes, some dolls and friends asked Read More

Weaving Stories through Craft – Michael

My craft item is a scarf. It is particularly special to me because it was knitted for me by my girlfriend. Finances for both of us are very challenging and the fact that she spent so much time to make such a special gift for me was really important to me. She only started to learn to knit so she could give something special to me. She is knitting more now, but this is her way of showing and sharing her love with me. So this was her very first knitting project, which does make it really special to me.