I admit it - I’m a serial hobbyist!
One of the main thing you should know about me is that I’m faddish! I love to learn, and make things, all the time. ALL the time! I’m rarely sat ‘doing nothing’ even if I’m watching telly… you name a craft and I’ve probably bought the equipment and the books, made a few bits, given them away, and then got bored.
I’ve tried (in no particular order) crochet, knitting, tatting, lace making, felting (wet and dry), quilting, courses in breadmaking, pastry making and baking (still do this one at least once a week!), paper cutting… there’s more I’m sure, lost in the mists of time.
Currently my BIG ‘fad’ is embroidery, and it's lasted longer than many, and it’s even making some money! I’ve had a trio of commissions that are most finished (you can see them on one of my Instagram feeds @jemimalumley) and I’m also learning all about ecodyeing, having done one workshop, and another one this week (and bought the books, and dyed metres of fabric of course!). It’s addictive, and almost free… almost! Here are some examples of what I’ve been doing, and you can, should you be inclined, buy pieces in my new Etsy shop.
about the author
After almost 20 years as a designer in children's publishing a short silversmithing course in 2006 prompted a change of direction.
The following year I enrolled on a part-time jewellery course, and found a local studio where I could make and sell my work.
In 2009, together with five other crafts people we found a shop space to rent on our busy local high street, the gloucester road, called Fig. We are open tuesday - saturday, 9.30am - 5pm (except August).