About Me

Lots of fun! I love the enthusiasm at crafty parties, whether learning something new or doing something they already enjoy. Many start the party saying they are not very creative and finish it quite surprised by themselves. It is always a good atmosphere and all the crafty hens delight in their creation at the end of the session.

Favourite Things

My other job - I play the saxophone, flute and clarinet! In shows and bands and have travelled around the world. I teach music, art & crafts to all ages.

Area of Expertise

Textiles & Trimmings - I'm a creative seamstress specialising in decorative sewing processes - trimmings, beads, embroidery, patchwork, quilting, appliqué & hand-sewing. I make costumes and accessories including bags, hairbands, hats & customise clothes.

Favourite Session

Garter Making

Area Covered

West London, North London, Central London, Ealing, Chiswick, Surrey, Richmond, Twickenham, Kingston Upon Thames, High Wycombe, Hertfordshire, St Albans, Watford, Oxfordshire, Oxford, Buckinghamshire

Great fun! Gilly was really helpful and patient with my lack of stitching skills! Now keen to try some of the other courses through The Crafty Hen.
— Karen, Garter Making, September 2014
Had a great time at the workshop. Good range of materials, lots of choice what to do. Gilly was fantastic! Helps those who needed it, offered really useful advice. Brilliant!
— Emilie D, Stocking Customisation, Dec 2016
Great workshop, lots of choice of materials. Gilly was an excellent host - super helpful! Full of ideas! Thank you.
— Maggie, Garter Making, September 2014
Just wanted to say massive thank you to you all for Saturday, my friend had a fantastic time making knickers at her hen do and Gilly was so lovely and helpful. Thank you again for making her hen do so memorable!
— Laura H, Knicker Customisation, September 2017