I come from a family of four girls and my mother always tried to keep up with the fashions for us by making all our clothing, so at a young age I learned to sew. I have always had an interest in sewing and crafts. There are many crafts that I enjoy such as Folk Art Painting, Cake Icing, Cross Stitch, Embroidery and Quilting to name a few. All these crafts require skills that can be helpful with sewing.
In recent years I have helped make costumes for the local dance productions here in Marlborough and I have also made costumes for the Rugby Sevens in Wellington. I very much enjoyed the challenge of designing and making these as I used many of my sewing and artistic skills.
My working career involves administration, customer service, office management as well as accounting. Again attention to detail is important and something that I pride myself on. I now look forward to this new challenge of combining my skills and expertise together to assist our customers with their fabric choices and challenges that they face.
As a young girl I was involved in ballet, and contemporary dance and this is where my love of dance and theatre began. My mum used to make my costumes for me so it seemed only natural that I would follow in her footsteps and make costumes as well.
I now assist in the wardrobe department with the local dance company here in Marlborough. In the last few years I have become an avid quilter and there is no such thing as too much fabric! I enjoy painting and other crafts as well.
After leaving college I became a chocolatier for a year and then decided to get an education at Massey university where I gained my qualification as a vet nurse. I have for the past nine years worked as a vet nurse in Marlborough and will always have a love animals, but feel now is the right time to get involved with another of my passions - Dance and Fabric.