Naila from London Cushions says, ‘I am a self taught sewist, textile artist and entrepreneur. I love creating unique designs by mixing’n’matching, hand wood block printing, colours, textures and fabrics.’
The touch & prick of pins & needles was not new to me when I started the journey of my little home based venture last year with a stall at a school fayer.
As any other girl I loved ramaging through my Mum’s fabric scraps and adoring the beads and shiny needles. I started learning on my Grandmother’s old Singer manual sewing machine at the age of 15. Since then I have been creating new things, sometimes making my own clothes and sometimes for my home.
But making things out of fabrics for my first baby girl was the best feeling. I loved sewing for her and decorating her room. And that love , enthusiasm and feeling of achievement and pride in handmade goods continued with all of my children (All four of these munchkins)
Bundles of compliments & loads of encouragement from family and friends prompted me to make & sell.
Being a proud Londoner and what London has given me, my dear husband, children and a new life we came up with the name associated with London, called LondonCushions.co.uk.
The journey of handmade prettiness continues……