The Craftea Cafe
As well as being the owner of Fabric Corner, Kay also devises and leads workshops within the Fabric and Craftea Collective.
Her business started in Lincoln's Historic market and organically grew to a bricks and mortar shop, which has become a real hub for creativity and community.
After Training to be a seamstress and dressmaker Kay went on to work in Theatre.
Kay worked for both 'New Youth Theatre' and 'The Starring Lincoln Theatre Company', where her work showcased in Lincoln Cathedral.
If she’s not sewing in our classroom, shop or studio, then she can be found enjoying a bit of family time with her family and the dogs.
Bridie studied Fashion Design at Lincoln University and Founded the Sew it Yourself Challenge. She developed the Sew it yourself Meet Up which many of our customers take part in and has now been running for three years.
Bridie has been a customer of both the shop and the café for years and is now very excited to be the new owner of the lovely Craftea Café.
If you can’t find Bridie baking and serving coffee in the Café, you can find her trying a hand at any craft, buried under a pile of WIPS (works in progress), Or enjoying family time with her Son and partner.
Georgina is the lovely owner of our gorgeous Craftea Haberdashery. She comes from a marketing and fashion design background. She is a wiz at social media and branding, hence her heavy involvement in our creative teams projects. Her freelance business, Pootle and Beau holds a collection of lovingly handmade whimsical items created from her little kitchen table because she feels you can never have too many pretty things!
If you can't find Georgina in our shop, teaching a class or having a coffee in the cafe. you can find her at her sewing machine or enjoying family day out with her daughter and hubby.
Hello, I’m Pat..Having a daughter who owns a fabric shop is like a dream come true for me. I love fabric and although Kay has the best taste in fabrics, I am able to sometimes influence her towards choices that I like. We meet the loveliest people in the shop and now this new venture will enable us to meet people from around the country as well. It’s very exciting. Who needs retirement!
Erin joined the team after studying Theatre Design in Nottingham for three years. Since she has worked at Nottingham Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, The Lakeside Theatre and as a designer for The Starring Lincoln Theatre Company in Lincoln Cathedral.
Now, a Freelance Visual Artist she uses her skills to help in all aspects of the business. Erin recently helped set up The Craftea Cafe and served pretty coffees for 2 years! She loved being a part of the creative team and involving customers in her creative projects, such as the recent Lincoln Knights Trail. Erin uses the shop for inspiration and sees it as a hub for creativity and collaboration!
Sophie has always been into fashion, and is hugely inspired by fabrics. With this in mind she was hugely excited to be given the opportunity to be a Fabric Assistant with Fabric Corner. Sophie is in her first year studying Contemporary Dance at Leeds Becket University where her knowledge of fabric is helping her design costumes and props for her studies.
When she isn't working or dancing she can be found at a sewing machine or rummaging through second hand shops to find her next up cycling project!
Craftea Café Staff
coffee + cake lady
Hi! I'm Michelle and I started working at The Craftea Cafe the beginning of April and I'm so happy to be part of such a great team. I mostly have a customer service and admin background. I have an interest in all things vintage, and I would love to become more involved in crafting. When I'm not at the cafe, I'm involved in volunteering projects, going to the gym and enjoying time with my partner.