Spotlight on

 Kaye McGown from Studio at No. 30

The love of sewing and all things handmade is something that Kaye has had from a very early age. Even as a small child, her favourite toy was her mum’s old button tin. As we grew up, she and her sisters would spend many Sunday afternoons making clothes for their dolls, creating costumes and putting on shows for their parents. Kaye's grandmother, having been a milliner and a seamstress, taught her how to use a sewing machine, a simple hand-powered machine, which she still uses today.

Kaye's love of dressmaking grew and she made suits forherself, a wedding dress for a friend and a christening gown for her godson. Years later, having trained as a lecturer, travelled the word and had two children of her own, Kaye still loves all things creative, She especially loves combining  teaching skills with the love of sewing to inspire the next generation.

Patricia Harris