Cuddlezoo uk

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“ Handmade in Wales. Gifts and accessories for all the family.”

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Cuddlezoo uk

Specialising in original, exclusive applique motifs, Cuddlezoo offers a range of hoodies, hats, personalised gifts and home accessories

Hi my name is Diane Thomas I am a designer with a passion for embroidery and applique, I have been making and selling my own handmade products for a living since 1985. I have never had what is regarded as a proper job!!
However, my sewing career really began in 1976 when my mother gave me a Saturday job sewing gypsy skirts to sell on her mobile market stall.

Cuddlezoo was founded in July 2004. After the birth of my son, like so many new mothers I felt the need for a better work, life balance, I ditched the expensive bricks and mortar shop I ran in my home town and began working from home. Now all my products are designed and made in my garden studio. The range includes children's fleece hoodies and hats, personalised gifts and home accessories, specialiseing in original, exclusive applique motifs.

I sell via Folksy and a Farmers market held in Carmarthen town center every Friday, at cultural and agricultural events across Wales and sometimes beyond. In 2007 I began a BA Surface Pattern Design degree eventually graduating in 2015 from Swansea School of Art. It's been a busy and diverse career which has improved with age and experience.