So a little about me… I’m in my early 30’s, I live in Gateshead, which is just south of Newcastle. My love of crafts started at an early age, I was taught to sew young and would help sew up my dance costumes and extended into a love of all things crafty including baking, knitting, crochet, embroidery and anything involving gluing things together.
Sewing with chronic illness and disabilities
Over the last few years I’ve had several difficult health issues, this culminated in a serious brain virus. After a long time in hospital, several wards including ICU I found myself at home on my own trying to recover and get back to being normal. I had a lot of problems with my speech, co-ordination, concentration and experiencing seizures. I started sewing again as it helped me and fell madly, deeply, crazy in love with it. I’ve been sewing ever since, it has helped me stay sane as I battle the constant health issues and hospital appointments.
It’s my goal to make sewing and all crafts more accessible for everyone. I’m currently working with several machine manufacturers and they will soon have accessibility sections on their websites. I’ve been contacting sewing/craft companies and hope to have more soon. If you are a craft company looking to improve your accessibility please drop me an email via the contact me page, I’d love to hear from you and offer you any help you might need.
If you would like to support my work you can do so via my Ko-Fi here!