I'd love to undertake a crafting commission for you! I am always open for knitting (hand or machine), crochet or spinning commissions at very reasonable prices - please contact me using one of the methods below. Prices depend on the size and complexity of the project, let me know if you have a budget when you message me and I will do my best to accommodate you. Be aware that commissions will be made to order and you should contact me well in advance. I can do some things on a rush order, but this is not always available as I am a real person with other things to do besides crafting!
Some example time lengths to make things:
- scarves and shawls can take up to 8 months depending on the complexity but are likely to take less
- hats can generally be completed within a week or two if yarn is readily available
- socks will be made on the knitting machine and will, in general, take up to a week
- cloaks will take up to a month depending on availability of fabrics
I am open to a few pupils for piano, flute or recorder lessons in the area of Sutton, Ely. I am a grade 8 in both these instruments and will gladly teach adults and children although I currently have no teaching qualifications. Lessons can be done in my home or yours. I am DBS checked with Girlguiding UK. I am willing to work towards exams with you or your child or simply lessons for the fun of learning an instrument. I will provide a varied lesson structure working on all-round technique and confidence and keep a lesson diary with notes to help with practising and as a reminder as to what we covered. Please contact me for availability and quotes.
I regularly play ceilidh with the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band, Fluidic Folk Band and occasional other bands. If you're interested in asking one of these bands to play it is easier to contact them directly from their websites.
I am also willing to play background classical piano for an event of your choosing (wedding, party, etc.). Eventually I will have some recordings up on this website and Soundcloud for you to listen to, although they may not be recorded on an actual piano but they will give you a reasonable overview of my playing.
As well as playing the music for ceilidhs, I am also a ceilidh caller in the Cambridgeshire area. Please contact me if you would like me to call for your event. I am also willing to suggest and contact a band that will suit your event and budget.