I’m thrilled to bring you the colourful, intricate and cheerful free-motion embroidery of Picpacnaddywak. Every now and then I spot one of their stunning posts on social media and always take a second look at the intricately worked pieces of art.
Jane Gooding, the talent that is Picpacnaddywak has written us a lovely guest blog post about her work…
I’ve sat here at the keyboard thinking about what to say in my blog … where to start???
Listening to Ken Bruce and pop masters is a distraction I must say ! My creative journey has been an ever involving track of many twists and turns in actually having faith that I COULD produce something that other people would love as much as I do . A true belief in yourself is such an important part of being creative , I think many of us have difficulty in believing
DO NOT give up passion is deep-rooted in your soul and you cannot ignore it !!!
My work has and still is involving with each piece I create. Lampshades are a pretty new product and I am really proud of them, I wanted to create something that was unique to me but something that had a function. My free-motion sewing has allowed each piece I design and create to be absolutely unique – no two pieces will ever be exactly the same, which is so magical to me. My designs do tend to grow as I’m sat sewing them, I do start with an idea but whilst sewing my machine seems to take on a life of its own and I love the way I create designs while sewing them!!!
I started, way before sewing (which before, I had only done at school – didn’t actually buy my own machine until about 5 yrs ago!) as a Nursery Nurse in a Nursery class – My favourite time with the children was the creative part -I LOVED it ! After having my 4th child I decided working everyday , dropping at childminders to work to pay childcare was madness ,I needed to do something that could be flexible around the children , sooo my friend got married and I made bunting for her garden party …..that’s where it started , simple as that !
It has been an amazing journey really , starting with bunting and making things from watching you tube tutorials I always wanted that unique selling point -enter freemotion sewing . I cannot tell you how grateful and happy I was after so much practising( and I do mean A LOT) that I realised I could actually do it !!
My point is , if you have the passion , belief and determination YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT . I didn’t go to art college or anything like that but I probably should study more about the business side of things !!!
I mostly sell my products at Markets ,I do have a website but that’s waiting for me to update it !! (see what I mean about business)
This year I’m attending The KIRSTY ALLSOP handmade Fair in Hampton court (16th -18th SEPT)as a trader – quite scary but a massive step forward for me !!
I am hugely grateful to anyone who has helped and supported me , lovely customers who have bought and ordered from me. Thank you Needcraft for supplying an excellent service which enables me to create lampshades of all sizes . Jane x