Taking a walk in Abbey Park sunshine

I’m Helen, an obsessive knitter and a newbie machine sewer and crocheter. Being a former research scientist I love learning new techniques, which may occasionally lead me astray into slightly crazy technical crafting challenges (but who said that walking before you run was a good idea anyway). I learned to hand sew aged 5 but never learnt to use a machine (or to make things properly really). I was given a sewing machine for Christmas this year and am now starting my adventures in sewing. I love making toys and clothes for my nieces and making beautiful things for my friends and family.

When I have time I also enjoy gardening, cooking, jewellery making, Sci-fi and bird watching/nature photography so they may occasionally sneak in here!

The equipment I use is detailed in my equipment page here.