Treefall Design grew from my need to create children’s clothing, toys and accessories that allow parents to express a love for design and individuality, without ever sacrificing comfort, practicality or fun.
I create my work using high quality cottons and linens, that are stitched and patch worked using both traditional and modern methods. My pieces include bright, modern dresses, cushions, blankets and soft toys that manage to combine an air of sophistication with a natural simplicity.
I started designing and writing in 2006 when I created my blog, www.treefalldesign.typepad.com and started selling my original designs through a number of international outlets as well as my own Etsy store.
In 2008 I was approached by the publishers of the sewing magazine Sew Hip and asked to join the team as the founding Editor.
In 2009, I parted company with Sew Hip and decided to refocus my attentions again on designing and making my own products for the retail market.
As a freelance writer I have had features and patterns in international magazines, including The Quiltmaker, Australian Homespun, Sew Hip, Sewing World and Molly Makes.
My designs have been featured in Junior Magazine, Country Living magazine, Ideal Home, Country Home’s and Interiors, Molly Makes, The Telegraph and Country Living US. My work has also been published in the book Craft Hope, published by Lark Crafts and was featured in the Guardian’s Christmas Gift list in 2011.
My home and business has been featured in Ideal Home, Style At Home and Ikea Live magazines and I can be seen teaching Kirstie Allsopp how to make a beanbag in series 2 of Kirstie’s Homemade Home for Channel 4.
In 2010 I began teaching workshops for Bradford Museums and Art Galleries, both for the community and as part of private and home schooling initiatives. I also teach full day private workshops that include quilt making, dressmaking and introductions to sewing.
At the beginning of 2011 I was commissioned to contribute a piece of work by Bradford Museums and Art Galleries, to be displayed along side and to compliment David Hockney’s The Diver in Cartwright Hall Museum, Bradford.