Who the heck am I?

I’m originally from a small town in Wiltshire but during my grown up years I’ve lived in Saudi Arabia & Qatar in the Middle East. I’ve had many jobs over the years from the very under appreciated bar jobs to web developer and all the way up to Account Manager for an online training company. I even worked as a restaurant and food critic in the M.E.

Going back to the UK in 2012 has enabled me to faff about with what I love the most, sewing and creating.


Due to the nature of life and it's little hurdles, I'm now living in Houston, Texas. I need to get a few things in order but hopefully I will be selling from my new US etsy shop in a matter of weeks!


I work mainly in Harris Tweed, Velvet and Liberty fabrics. I have recently started making my mice out of a soft washed linen which I then decorate with embroidery or applique. These are a little more dainty than my tweed or velvet. 

I try to make each small creature unique even if it's a design or character I've made several times before. I'm adding to my designs all the time, adding in brooches and home decor. 


©2019 by Amanda Barnes - Textile Artist