"Dear Emma Designs" is a small countryside business based in the Yorkshire Dales, UK. It is from her bright and airy garden workshop that Cathy not only doodles and stitches, but also teaches free-motion machine embroidery and raw-edge applique. Trained as an engineer, Cathy relearnt to sew whilst raising two small children and decided to pursue a creative business. Cathy has exhibited at large shows, been featured in many publications and invited to teach and talk about her work all around the Uk.
Inspired by her love of garden birds, wild flowers and little rows of terrace houses and cottages, her ideas are brought to life using this technique. Each piece is made individually from high quality linens, cottons and new and vintage snippets of fabrics and reflects a lifelong passion for making and creating.