One of my favourite things to do is to scroll back in the instagram grid or blogs of business owners I admire and see where their journey began and how it progressed. As everyone has a different business story I always find it so interesting to see the progression from where it started to where it is now, and I've certainly learnt a lot by looking at it too! So it felt only right to share my business story with you all.
Hi! I'm Tash!
I first picked up a needle when I was around 8 years old. My mum bought me and my sister one of those cross stitch on card kits to keep us occupied during the summer holidays. I was hooked! I continued to cross stitch until I was around 13 years old - when school, boys and a social life started to take over. I would take my cross stitching with me into school and stitch on my lunch breaks by my locker. I still remember the table cloth that came pre-printed with the pattern I was stitching. I forgot to separate the threads out and ended up only being able to finish a quarter of it!
I still love doing cross stitch - though it takes me forever. But I always read the instructions very carefully first! Kit from stitchsperation
When I started working full time in theatre I would always have a needle and thread in my emergency supplies kit. From fixing costumes to fixing set pieces I found that I was still using those skills I had picked up. I remember being shocked as well that many of my colleagues didn't know how to sew and so couldn't even reattach a simple button on a costume!
One of my several ill fated attempts at candle making
Some of the sashiko patterns I stitched up
My first finished hoop. I was so incredibly proud of it!
The first dinosaur hoop I ever made!
I had already started a craft Instagram and slowly started to transition it into a place for me to show my embroidery work. I found some fantastic fellow embroiderers and threw myself headfirst into the community and haven't looked back!
My work now spans a much wider variety of dinosaur goodness!