One to Watch

Crafts Council & Wayne Hemingway’s ‘One to Watch’

May was host to two big Maker Fairs this year.  Firstly Saltaire Inspired, an Arts Trail and Craft Fair with over 70 amazing artist, crafters, designers and makers showcasing their … Continue Reading →

Lucy, Thrift Design, Award Winner

Craft Open Exhibition, Selectors Prize Winner

  Craft Open Exhibition Platform Gallery, Clitheroe 14th April – 23rd June Thrilled to announce that I won an award – The Selectors Prize at the opening of Platform Gallery’s Craft … Continue Reading →

Curious Red Squirrel - Up-cycled Paper & Mixed Media

Blog Feature | Mr X Stitch

I’m very proud today to have been featured in a blog! The lovely Jess of Load of Bobbins who writes the Exploring Etsy feature on the Mr X Stitch blog. … Continue Reading →

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Shop for the latest additions to the Thrift Design Range in our online Etsy Shop  

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Salvage Search: Harris Tweed

     Todays Salvage Search was less about searching and more about it finding me. This is becoming more often the case, as local businesses and fellow makers start to … Continue Reading →


Festive Fairs

This Year I will be attending the following Christmas Fairs; Saturday 2nd December Etsy Made Local, Handmade Christmas Fair, Preston PR1 2PP Click here to see the FaceBook event page … Continue Reading →

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“One to Watch”

 Featured Maker in Craft&Design Magazine. I am delighted to find that I have been featured in this months Craft&Design Online Magazine as ‘One to Watch’. After meeting Rachael Chambers, Contemporary Craft … Continue Reading →

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Mixed Media Hares and other British Wildlife

The Jumping Hare    Informed by the salvaged materials. By combining salvaged fabrics, recycled paper and found feathers I am able to stitch the layers together to create beautiful realistic … Continue Reading →

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British Craft Trade Fair- Harrogate

The British Craft Trade Fair Harrogate 2017 I’ve just got back from the prestigious BCTF in Harrogate after a whirlwind three days of showcasing my Thrift Designs. Not only is … Continue Reading →


Salvage Search: Wood

Todays Salvage Search has me headed back to see a good friend and fellow upcycler; Chiltern’s Church Antiques. It’s an amazing wood workshop, which salvages the wood from decommissioned churches … Continue Reading →