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Alyssa Robinson

Hello!  I'm Alyssa - it's lovely to meet you.

I'm passionate about textile arts - I love making and teaching others to make.  I'm excited to share my work with you.

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I post regularly on Instagram about my work and inspiration @alyssarobinsontextiles - why not follow along?

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Talking about me...

(not my favourite pastime)

I've been faffing about with fabric for as long as I remember.  Grandma and Grandad were always making something out of nothing, and my Mum and I loved getting the new edition of Golden Hands magazine each month.  I loved all the techniques and remember making a smocked dress for the little girl I babysat for in the seventies.

I made clothes for dolls from Mum's dressmaking offcuts, then things for myself.  Learning sewing all through school, I made stage costumes and endless copies of high street fashion for myself.  A length of fabric bought on a Saturday morning - quickly run up in the afternoon to wear out in the evening.  

I qualified and worked as a cartographer and geologist - but always spent spare time making clothes, eventually setting up a bespoke dressmaking business.

After some amazing years as a full time mum - I enrolled in a City & Guilds Embroidery course and haven't looked back!  By the time of my Diploma Show, I had completed my Post Compulsory Education Certificate and was teaching the beginners' class at the same college.  After 7 years teaching there, I set up my own studio on the Leicestershire/Northamptonshire border and set about teaching City & Guilds courses and day workshops.  I've spent 12 years in the company of some fabulously creative people - and made some great friends.

But now it's time for another adventure.....

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