Hi There, My name is Samantha, I find that weird because hardly anyone calls me that, it’s usually either Sam or Sammy. I live in Berkshire with my Husband and two cats.
I have an online store selling fabric and Haberdashery called Samantha Claridge Studio which I have been running for almost 18 years. We had bricks and mortar store until a couple of years ago when our online business overtook the need for a physical location. I have to joy of working with my Mum almost every day, and I get to play with beautiful things that I love.
in 2015 I launched our product for the first time which was our Sewing Journal, six months later that was joined by craft, dressmaking and knitting version. Then last year we launched a mini jewellery and enamel pin badge collection. I am more than thrilled that I get to use my product design background to create products for my business.
Over the years I have sold a number of my handmade products online and at events including customised toys, fascinators, hats, greetings cards, embroidery and jewellery. I also love making photorealistic fan art drawings of my favourite celebrities, watercolour painting and scrapbooking. Over the last six years, I have used my crafty background to support the blog I write with my best friend Heather called Live it. Love it. Make it. We blog about our crafty adventures, places we visit, designer makers we love and occasionally a cheeky DIY tutorial.
As a freelance designer, I have produced sewing and craft projects.and written articles for magazines such as Sewing World, Simply Sewing, Reloved and Mollie Makes. More recently I have appeared on the Sewing Quarter television channel as a guest designer racking up over 40 live appearances demonstrating sewing projects and techniques.
If you are interested in working together, please get in touch via my contact page.