Hi, it's nice to see the face behind the name, especially when you're thinking of booking a workshop, so I pulled on my big girl pants a stuck a photo on here.
This is me, Susan McKenna, and I am Fat Hen And Flo.
Fat Hen And Flo was founded almost 10 years ago out of a need to legitimise the volume of fabric that was arriving at my home on a weekly basis. So, in order to fund/hide my fabric habit, I started Fat Hen And Flo.
I'm not very good at doing just one thing. So I don't.
I am a workshop teacher. Over the past 10 years I have run all kinds of art and craft workshops for children and adults from my studio, in schools, at festivals, for charities and organisations.
I am a designer/maker and use screen printing, illustration and watercolour in my work. You can find my stuff on my Etsy shop.
I am also a textile artist. That fabric addiction hasn't gone away but these days I keep the majority of my textile art as personal work. Why? Because I love it and it's really important as a creative to have a place to stay creative outside of 'work'. A place to indulge and play. The lines do blur though and my new stitch workshops and quilt making parties are the way I have snuck it back in to work again. But hey, it's the best feeling to share the thing you love, right.