Many of us choose to seek a different career path after starting a family, and Cathy Emmott is no different. She took the time she spent on maternity leave with her young family to look at ways of developing her creative side rather than returning to a job in finance. After a lifetime of being creative, she dusted off her sewing machine and began creating fabric pictures inspired by her surroundings in the Yorkshire Dales. Her business 'Dear Emma Designs' was born and after initially selling her work at local craft fairs, she branched into online sales and leading workshops to pass on the skills she has learned through her craft.
I had great fun speaking to her about her craft, her inspiration, how her business has developed over the past 15 years and about her wonderful workshop in her garden where all the magic happens.
You can find Cathy on social media as 'Dear Emma Designs' and here: dear-emma.com
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The music featured in this episode is Make You Smile by RGMusic from Melody Loops.
Making Stitches Podcast is recorded and edited by Lindsay from Postcard from Gibraltar.