After leaving school, I originally studied textiles in my home town. The college course was mainly practical and lots of fun, giving a taste of many different techniques but ultimately not particularly focussed. I had hoped to study further at the time, with an idea to pursuing theatrical costume but this didn’t happen. Many years later, after working in offices, becoming a wife and mother and working again I have come to the realisation that I must not put this off any longer. I now have my own space to work at home, a part time job rather than full time, the children are much older and the only thing holding me back is me … so let’s do this NOW!