Inspiration – International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day I wanted to share some of the amazing women who have influenced my crafting journey.

I grew up in a creative house, when I think of most of my favourite clothes growing up,  they were all sewn or knitted by my mum. Almost every memory I have of my Nan includes her knitting. They taught me to knit when I was very young and I still can’t look at a piece of material without working out the direction of the grain.

The second next big influence is my best friend and co-enabler Michelle. I still remember the day she came into work with this Scrapbook Magazine and I was lost… We have spent many evenings swapping details of latest finds and purchases. We have recently been playing with glass… and our aim is to get to the glass workshop without getting lost.

I am also lucky to have three other good crafting friends from work T, who teaches me to be true myself, Kyla who tells  me in no uncertain terms to be creative where I am and Rachel who reminds me to make time for myself.

Coming back to Michelle, in Nov 2014 on our way to the NEC, we made a pact we would do the first class we came to that we hadn’t tried before… that turned out to be Powertex.

In the last couple of years I have met so many amazing women thanks to Tracey Evans. I am learning to be myself and be confident when it comes to my crafting. I am grateful for the chance to be a part of the Powertex family and excited to see where it will take me.

To all the amazing women who influence me, Happy Women’s Day.

Emma W