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Featured Member: Rachel Concannon

Date: 22/08/2016 | Posted by John Garton

Rachel Concannon is the proprietor of Rachel’s Textiles Studio in St Helier. Growing up on a Jersey farm, Rachel spent a lot of her spare time sewing. Today her business is focused on sharing her passion with others, both through teaching and by making and selling a range of unique textile art gifts.

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Rachel’s Textile Studio has been open for two years, as Rachel says “It has been an amazing two years. Every day is full of joy and excitement and I never know what will happen when I walk through the door in the morning. I love the teaching, the variety of products that are available for anyone wanting to sew and best of all creating innovative products that are stitched to a high standard.”

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Rachel describes her work “I make all sorts of mostly fabric products from pin cushions to Textile art: all are a little it quirky and unique and they are not available elsewhere or online.” There are no production lines or repeat products, so each product is a unique piece of art. Her pin cushions for example may have similar features but each is made with a different material and decorated in a characteristic way. Rachel’s mice and cup cake pincushions and various bags have proved to be very popular with customers.

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Rachel set up her Studio to help encourage more people to get stitching, her shop in Colomberie supplies a range of haberdashery, fabrics and trims as well as offering a choice of sewing and creative textiles classes for students and adults of all levels throughout the year. Even if you don't sew, you can usually find a perfect ready made present, hand crafted by Rachel, for that special occasion.

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Keep up to date with Rachel’s Textile Studio online at her website www.rachelstextilestudio.com

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