We have been approached by Katherine Alexander who is fabric artist and lives in France and who is keen to support our purple poppy appeal. She has created a beautiful design as you can see which she sells for 25 Euros, and will donate 20 per cent of sales to The War Horse Memorial to support our chosen military and equine charities.
Katherine says she is a keen supporter of all things horse… She has owned many and still has what she calls her ” little wee fella of 18 years old” who is a miniature spotty and pictured with her here. She explains: “I was originally born in Leeds but grew up in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, a county known for its rich history of fine weaving and textiles. My background for nearly 20 years was corporate account management in the hotel Industry. My first sewing machine was given to me as an 11 year old and that was nearly 40 years ago! I’ve always loved crafts and being creative although crochet, painting and drawing were never my forte. I do wood work and enjoy wood crafts. In the UK l did attend small markets and did a monthly Farmers’ market for a number of years but always worked full time in my “day job.” When l moved to France in 2015, l was lucky enough to be able to concentrate on sewing full time and l started my business. In 2017, l began to change direction a little, focusing on scarves, then adding my quirky cushions and home décor. l have been asked by many of my horse owning friends to make a cushion which l have now done but feel l could do more in way of supporting your cause and helping to raise awareness, especially here in France. l would be very happy to donate 20 per cent of the sale price of all cushion covers l make which are sold with your help through your site. The cushions covers are all hand cut, sewn (via machine) with multi layer applique, and free motion embroidery to depict the barbed wire stems. All internal hems are closed using overlock stitching for fray free use.”
Katherine accepts Paypal and Stripe (Visa and Mastercard) for international customers. The finished cushion covers measure 40 x 40 cm. For more information on Katherine and her work please visit: dizzycodesigns.com