Textiles – Fran

Fran creates anything that can be sewn – cushions, gifts, kits, small bags etc

She has been sewing for as long as she can remember, she learnt on her Mother’s hand-cranked Singer and sewed for economy as it was a less expensive way of clothing herself and her children in the days before cheap imported mass market clothing

She then returned to sewing in retirement, rediscovering a love of creating things. She now enjoys embroidery and doll-making as well as straight forward sewing of a more mundane nature.

She runs a drop in sewing session at the Yorebridge Centre in Askrigg and occasional workshops elsewhere

Some examples of Fran’s work below: