Maggie Grey is the force behind the WOWbooks. She oversees book production and manages the website as well as writing the ongoing mixed media course which is free with the website. Not surprisingly, she can’t be prevented from popping up in the actual books from time to time. WOWbooks 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, Managing Editor, is the rock on which we all depend and your first point of contact. 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. She sends the books out to you all with help from Cupcake, her cat, and sometimes Sophie, her teenage daughter.
Lynda Monk, Production Editor, was under the impression that she was helping out for the first few issues of the WOWbook, but soon discovered that she was trapped in the WOW web. She does a wonderful job in finding great artists and seeing them through the production process. She is a popular tutor, who travels the country – her workshops are always full and her talks are legendary. Her particular interest is in the metamorphosis of materials and she burns, melts, stitches and generally attacks such materials as Kunin Felt, Tyvek and Lutradur to great effect. Her workshops and videos are always popular on the WOW Website. She has written three very popular books for d4daisy on this subject: Fabulous Surfaces, Exploring Creative Surfaces and Beautiful Bonded Surfaces.
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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