02 Textiles

Jane Roskrow

Jane has been stitching for as long as she can remember.  As a child she loved to make dolls and soft toys, she made her first dress when she was six on an old hand singer machine. As a teenager she made clothes, toys and soft furnishings for herself and for others.

She studied Textiles & Dress to A level, then did a BA Hons French at Goldsmith’s College, London, before going back into the world of stitch. She worked for Elna and then Bernina at their head offices in London, teaching customers about everything you could do on a sewing machine. She also did some freelance work, mainly quilts and soft furnishings.

In 1990 she moved to France with her husband to restore a derelict watermill. They moved back to the UK in 1998 with two small children.

She took City & Guilds Level 1 Sewing Machine Skills, and exhibited at Chilford Quilt fair for a few years, winning a number of awards, including the Hoffman Challenge in 2002. In 2015 she completed City & Guilds Level 2 Machine Embroidery.

She is a member of the Embroiderer’s Guild and won a first prize in the 2017 National Member’s Challenge with ‘Egyptian Splendour’, a hand stitched piece.
She has exhibited with the Embroiderer’s Guild, at the Museum of East Anglian Life, and at Snape Maltings.

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Please click on the Photo of one of Jane's pieces below to see images of her work

One of Jane's pieces - Egyptian Splendour

Egyptian Splendour