Autumn Necklace - Leaves...
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Prior to starting Big Bird Little Bird, I'd only ever done sewing under sufferance at secondary school! However, after losing my very talented sister Helen to cancer in 2011 I took up sewing after she left me her 1975 Husqvarna sewing machine. I was a graphic designer before I had my children and knowing I was an arty type she thought I'd enjoy using her sewing machine. She also left me her fabric - 4 large bin bags full of it! Big Bird was Helen's family nickname, mine was Little Bird, hence the name.
Having spent some time making dolls from patterns, I wanted a challenge and picked up a book on making textile art birds (by the wonderful Abby Glassenberg). I now draft my own patterns from scratch and then amend and create on the fly until I get the result I'm after.
I work from home, on my dining room table or whilst sitting on the sofa and catching up on any TV I've missed. During the day I'm a Teaching Assistant at a local Primary School, very much a new challenge for me! I enjoy walking with my dog in the woods and visiting any historical places, particularly ones from the tudor time period!