My Embroidery Story...
Hello, thanks for joining me on my creative journey, my name is Cecilia and I live in Essex with my husband and two young children so as you might expect embroidery and being a mother is what keeps me very busy!
My love for textiles began with where I grew up - East London. I was surrounded by Arts and Crafts as well as expressive culture which only increased my love affair. My wonderful grandma was the person who taught me how to use the sewing machine for the first time, she even showed me a few embroidery techniques. I knew then that I wanted to develop my skills further. So I took the plunge and moved to Brighton to get my degree!
As the years went by my passion for embroidery developed, in particular with beaded textiles. After tons of experimenting I developed my signature style. I completed a textiles degree at Brighton University and eventually set up my shop Celia Jayi in 2018. I wanted to showcase my love of needlework and beaded craft - so a shop seemed only right. A few years passed, and in 2019, I was approached by a friend who was intrigued with my work and Embroidery generally and wanted to give it a try. I figured my next project should be one to help others on their creative journey with Textiles. I knew there had to be more people out there just like my friend who were fascinated with Embroidery but had no idea where to begin! So with that in mind I wanted to create a bead box with Embroidery essentials “A Tool Kit” to experiment and enjoy!
I hope to inspire everyone to pick up a needle and thread and just start beading to their heart’s desire…
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