I first discovered my passion for sewing at secondary school when I won the Textiles cup at prize giving in Year 7. Ever since I have made clothes for myself and others.
When I left full time education I worked for the University of North London as an Administration Assistant and later Web Manager.
I have been developing my skills attending various sewing courses in different areas of sewing including dressmaking, soft furnishing and specialist areas like corsetry and lingerie.
In 2001 I completed a City & Guilds Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners and became a part time IT tutor for the North West Essex Adult Community College working in their Stansted Mountfitchet, Thaxted and Harlow centres.
Also in 2001 I started to work at The Leventhorpe School, Sawbridgeworth as an IT Technician and Web Designer. In 2007 I started to teach sewing courses for The Leventhorpe School's Adult Community Learning programme and then later that year, I started the Sewing School.