About Me

Hi, I’m Sam and I've been sewing for as long as I can remember.  I love passing on my sewing knowledge to others and as well as working fulltime as a building surveyor I teach dressmaking and free motion embroidery classes. 

I learnt free motion embroidery a few years ago when I was given a class as a birthday present and fell in love with the technique immediately.  It's like drawing with a sewing machine and enables me to combine my love of art with my love of fabrics and sewing.

I've recently begun creating free motion embroidered portraits - of both people and things - and have found that this has developed my creativity further.  In the past few months I have undertaken commissions as diverse as David Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust guise through to a beloved motorbike.

David Bowie - Liberty lawn fabric and thread on linen
Honda motorbike - cotton fabric, leather and thread on linen