Member Focus Janet Allen
My interest in craft and sewing has been with me since childhood, though there were few opportunities to practise. My grandmother, who I never met, was a seamstress in a milliner’s shop in Poplar. My mum made many of my clothes and was never far away from a sewing machine.
I have a deep interest in colour, shape and line and am just as happy painting and drawing. Fabric, however has a texture which is very pleasing. Other crafts I do are tapestry, knitting, and cross stitch. I think of myself, however, as first a gardener then a quilter.