It all started with Auntie Winks in the garden!
The creator of Clara’s designs, Alison Capeling, has fond memories of sitting with her favourite aunt in her sunny garden, a sewing basket at their feet, brimming with colourful fabric, fancy buttons and threads. That experience led Alison to a lifelong passion for fabric and design, and a wish to pass on her love of sewing.
In 2011 with her friend Diddy Reeve, Alison created the Acorn Crescent range of craft kits to encourage adults and children to spend time sharing an experience sewing, learning and having fun. Although Diddy is no longer part of the business Alison and Diddy meet most weeks to share their love of coffee in their local coffee shop and discuss what’s happening in the Clara camp.
We have some lovely new kits for 2017 to accompany our new website. A collection called Seaside memories and our first range of sewing kits for older children and adults.