I am originally from Japan, and I have always been creative and industrious, working as a sample-maker for various designers in Tokyo from early 90s, offering a versatile service in the industry. I can sew, knit, crochet, embroider and paint print designs.
When I came to the UK in 2001, I started doing garment alterations for everyone, and offered limited service for designers, because my children were small and tight deadlines were not ideal.
Along the way, I found that seamstressing was a good way to meet local people and to contribute to the community, wherever we moved to. I am proud that my services are appreciated, and that my clients often come back to me for more.
Now that I am back in London and my children are bigger,I am trying to get back into full service, including sample and costume making for designers and productions.
It was thrilling when I found out I was to be a part of some big film costume teams, crocheting for actresses such as Dame Judy Dench (Murder on the Orient Express 2017) and Margot Robbie (Mary, Queen of Scots 2019)!