I've joined up because I love beading and making jewellery - the design aspects and the craftsmanship. My background is in textile design and ever since I was a kid I've enjoyed crafting. Until recently I worked full time in teaching adults. Over the years I've had a go at many many crafts, particularly textile based ones. I bought my first sewing machine out of my earnings from my first Saturday job and have sewn ever since. I enjoy interior design as well.