Maggie Grey is the editor of the new WOWbook and a director of d4daisy books. The new book and club follow on from her online magazine, Workshop on the Web, which ran for over 17 years. Maggie has written many books and been an invited tutor and lecturer around the world. She is a former editor of Embroidery magazine. She is an innovator in textile art and lives under the mistaken impression that she’s in charge, running both Workshop on the Web and d4daisy Books Limited. In reality, she couldn’t cope without…
Fiona Edwards is the rock on which we all depend. As a former high-flying office manager, she made the fatal mistake of offering to help with Workshop on the Web while on maternity leave sixteen years ago. We are all thankful that she is still here, running all our admin services, looking after our ‘wowies’, organising and commissioning workshops and drawing prize winners from the famous vintage tins.
Sam Packer is our features writer. She is brilliant at conducting interviews and has brought us some prestigious folk – such as Michele Carragher, Anthea Godfrey and the curators of the Opus Anglicanum exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Maggie says she asks the questions that we all wish we’d asked but couldn’t think of at the time. Sam also writes a great product review. She is an accomplished textile artist who loves her cutting machines and the gelli plate, and has co-authored the d4daisy book Cut, Shape, Stitch. She runs classes at the Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted and is currently building a huge workroom for herself in her back garden. Her husband thinks it is a new kitchen.
Amo House thought she might write the odd article for us (she writes a great article) but was soon sucked in to manage our members’ only Facebook page, help us at shows – she’s a brilliant demonstrator – and offer endless sensible advice to keep us all grounded. She is an experienced textile artist who has had her work displayed in numerous venues and always sells her entire stock at Dorset open studio events. She shares her lovely village home with husband, a puddle of pointers and the odd Jack Russell terrier.
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