Jacqui is an award winning designer who has been at the forefront of the crafting revolution for the last 10 years. With a degree in fashion and business, Jacqui worked in the Fashion industry for many years, until she founded a product consultancy and own her brand ‘Granny Knits’ in 2005, selling supersized knitwear into Selfridges. When a buyer chanced upon one of her innovative woolly cross stitch cushions at a trade show in 2008, her professional cross stitch journey began. Jacqui’s signature style showcases a love of pattern and colour with a sprinkling of wit and humour. Her designs are quick to stitch and her supersized ‘Tuck Shop collection’ remain some of her signature makes and customer favourites. Jacqui has always used Appletons Wool in her designs and kits, which are sold from her site: JacquiP.com
Jacqui contributed to the No. 1 selling ‘Shape Up Your Business’ Not On The High Street Book, is featured in ‘Material World – The Craft Bible’, alongside Cath Kidston and Tracey Emin and also founded lifestyle brand Pearl and Earl. She has completed custom designs for Dame Jacqueline Willson and for the Royal Wedding in 2011. Her first Craft book ‘Supersize Stitches’ was published in 2012 and is currently in the midst of writing her 5th Craft Book.
In 2015 Jacqui set up a monthly craft subscription service called the ‘Crafteratti Stitch Club’, sending out a monthly themed stitching fix to her regular customers and fans of her bold, colourful cross stitching style. From their supersize Tuck Shop to modern samplers and colour take on traditional pattern, the kits are shipped all over the world. Each of the eco boxes is packed with a stitching bag, instructions and components including Appletons Wool and all of them are 100% British. For more information, please click on the following website: Crafteratti.com
Jacqui is a passionate organic grower and gardener and lives on a farm with her family on the Wild Welsh Borders (with a few sheep) near the book town of Hay on Wye, living a life of making, mud and mayhem!