Meet Our Team: Brighton

Meet Lucy and Gemma, two crafting experts who can be found at our brand new Brighton Hobbycraft store. We’ve asked them some questions about themselves, their favourite crafts, and the Hobbycraft products that they can’t live without!

Lucy and Gemma will be hosting Coffee and Cake hours during July in the new Brighton Hobbycraft store. Join them to hear about their areas of expertise, and them questions, and see them demonstrate a craft project!

Lucy will be demonstrating a knitting class on Wednesday 18th July 2018 from 11am – 12pm.

Gemma will be providing a sewing class on Tuesday 24th July 2018 from 10am – 11am.

Join them in celebrating our diversely skilled and passionate colleagues, and find your next favourite craft!

 

Knitting Expert Lucy

What does your personal creative practice involve?

I make small stuffed animals and creative, colourful garments.

Where do you find inspiration?

I look for inspiration online on blogs, within magazine and in craft books.

How did you first become interested in sewing?

My Grandma taught me to knit when I was very young and I was hooked from the get go – staying up well past my bedtime to knit scarves for my teddy bears.

What other crafts do you enjoy?

I like to make cards, and recently I’ve started making jewellery using sea glass I find at the beach.

What creative projects are you working on right now?

At the moment I’m knitting some miniature elephants and a dress for my baby niece.

What is one Hobbycraft product that you couldn’t live without?

Wool! And knitting bags to carry around projects on the go.

Tell us about a piece of work that you are particularly proud of:

A small Friesan cow that I recently knitted – my first realistic miniature animal! Udders and all!

 

Sewing Expert Gemma

What does your personal creative practice involve?

My practice involves dressmaking, quilting, patchwork, applique and bag making.

Where do you find inspiration?

I look for inspiration online on Pinterest, and within magazine and social media.

How did you first become interested in sewing?

I became payalysed when I was 13 and wanted to take up hobbies to help with my recovery to walk again.

What other crafts do you enjoy?

I also enjoy papercraft, scrapbooking, drawing, needle felting, and soft toy making.

What creative projects are you working on right now?

At the moment I’m working on some box frame projects, embroidering a bag, and making a playsuit.

What is one Hobbycraft product that you couldn’t live without?

I couldn’t live without tacky glue or fat quarter packs!

Tell us about a piece of work that you are particularly proud of:

My end of year college A Level Fashion piece, which was a faux leather studded corset, lycra screen printed top and skirt!

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