In today’s post I would like to introduce our Featured Artist, for February 2011
I discovered her work thanks to sewing shows on Ideal World but for those of you who haven’t yet found Debbie Shore, here is a little more about her and her work.
Who you are:
My name’s Debbie Shore
Where you are (which country you are based in)?
Debbie: I live in Northamptonshire with 2 of my 3 grown-up children, my photographer husband, two cats and two dogs.
What you do:
Debbie; I’m a presenter on the shopping channel Ideal World, where I’ve spent the last eight years, but began my career in television some 26 years ago on Children’s ITV. The middle years have been filled with commercials, corporate video and a bit of acting.
What got you started in your creative journey?
Debbie: Crafting has always been part of my life, from an age too early to remember I was sewing dolls clothes and making houses from shoe boxes, to modelling scenery for my model zoo from paper mache! But it’s the sewing that I enjoy more than anything. I love the feel of fabric, the texture and colours, and even more I love the way you can transform a room by adding colour and warmth. I like to figure out how things are made and replicate that at home, and I like to save money on shop prices!
What inspires you:
Debbie; A piece of beautiful fabric really inspires me to get creative with small projects like cushion covers to the nail-breaking task of upholstery.
If money,time and obligations were no object, what you would most like to do?
Debbie; If money were no object for me, I’d spend my day making soft furnishings for yachts in the Caribbean, and I’d invite you all over for workshops!
What do you enjoy most about your creative work/life?
Debbie; I am so lucky in my job that I can indulge my passion for sewing and be paid for it, but the most satisfying thing is to inspire others to dig out that old sewing machine from the loft and be confident enough to use it.
To find out more about Debbie and her work, please visit her website, details below.
I have a lovely bunch of members on my website Shortcuts to Sewing please feel free to visit, and chip in if you wish!
Many thanks to Debbie Shore, for being our Featured Artist of the Month for February 2011.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon
Debbie has just opened a new website called Thimble Lane and now also has videos on You Tube and a shop on Ebay. For more details and links, please vist;
Updated 12 November 2011.