Location: Kew/United Kingdom
From an early age on I knitted. My mother taught me how to and one could always find me working on a jumper. I could not and still can't sit in front of the television or on a long train journey without having some needlework in my hands.
As a teenager I got into sewing and for a while made my own clothes. I fancied becoming a fashion designer however this was difficult to realize as I lived in a very rural area. I gave up doing my clothes eventually, partly because I had a job and it was too time consuming but mostly because it sort of stressed me out. Knitting was and is more relaxing.
Then I came to the UK for a holiday and saw a quilt in a craft shop in St.Ives in Cornwall and I absolutely fell in love with it. I could not afford to buy it but decided there and then that I would one day make a quilt. Sadly it took me until 2010 to realise this plan. In April of that year I went to the Quilt exhibition at the V&A museum and took that opportunity to make my first quilt. Little did I know that this was going to turn into an obsession. I love everything about quilts; the buying and feeling of the fabric, the planning, the cutting, the sewing, the basting (that not so much) and the quilting itself. For about a year I hand quilted most of my quilts which is why my output was rather on the slow side as I do have a full time job to attend to (well that does afford me all the lovely fabric). However in November 2010 I bought a new sewing machine (Janome Horizon ) that allowed me to machine quilt and I haven't looked back since. I have turned into a fanatic of straight line and circular quilting since I have my Horizon and am very happy with it.
My other great passion is fine art photography and I publish my images on this site http://www.judithdahmen.com/.
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