Barbara’s mantra is “Quality over quantity”. Self-motivated, passionate and professional, she has worked with many large brands as a textile designer, artist, consultant, garment technologist and advisor, for many years after college, before launching her own business.
Barbara is a keen gardener a daily sea swimmer and loves to sail with her local club. She has traveled extensively for business and leisure, absorbing new cultures with a particular interest in local craft and textiles, such as freehand machine embroidery in Australia for example.
During lockdown Barbara’s researched and studied the social and environmental impact of fast fashion. She now offers tutorials and workshops to secondary schools, colleges and clubs.
Barbara wants to share her skill with young people and feels very satisfied if she can inspire them to create a garment from a piece of cloth. She loves to see a student go from struggle to smile when they have sewn a straight line, and describes sewing as ‘Active meditation’.