I’ve enjoyed creating lovely things all through my life, inspired by my creative hero, my father, Lynn Taylor. He taught me to be inquisitive, to practice and to enjoy learning (and teaching!) and when I decided to start my own business in 2011, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
I specialise as a designer / maker of handcrafted papercuts (scherenschnitte) and lasercut artworks. I create bespoke handmade papercuts to commemorate weddings, anniversaries and significant birthdays and also portrait pieces of ‘heroes’ from the worlds of music, film and sport, working to individual commissions. I also design and make a variety of handbound books, paper-inspired jewellery and soft furnishings. I have a selection of papercut artworks and greetings cards available to buy through my website and from the Sneinton Market Shop.
Gregarious and infectiously enthusiastic, I have my fingers in many pies! I am the Vice President of the Nottingham City branch of the Women’s Insititute, a passionate urban greener (under the auspices of the Articulture project in the Creative Quarter), Trustee of the Nottingham Open Spaces Forum and a regular contributor on BBC Radio Nottingham and Notts TV.
I live in Gedling with my ever-supportive husband, Terry, son, Tom and two craft-loving cats, Florence and Murphy, who love nothing more than sleeping on open laptops and entangling themselves in any crochet activity.