Originally from a small village in Wales, I was brought up speaking Welsh as my first language. At a young age I developed an interest in sewing and was fortunate to also have a grandmother who was an accomplished sewer and knitter.
I studied Typography at Exeter College of Art before working as a designer in Studios and Advertising agencies in England and Wales. I subsequently spent time at home bringing up my two children. Not wishing to return to my previous work I decided to go in a new direction and started Nia Cross Stitch. This drew on my love of stitching, fabrics and making in general combined with my design experience and so I began producing my own cross stitch designs.
Just a few years later I live on the edge of the beautiful Gower peninsula in South Wales and I sell my designs to customers all over the world through my website and Etsy shop. My work has also allowed me the opportunity to attend shows and events across the country where I can sell directly to people and meet lots of lovely stitchers. It's a real pleasure when I can put a face to a name of a customer I may have been dealing with through my website or over the phone. Sometimes they may also bring along a finished item for me to see which is always extra special and it is always lovely for me to know that people chose one of my pieces to mark a special occasion.
Looking ahead I am working on lots of new designs and they will be added to my collection over the coming months. I'll also be offering special discounts to all subscribers when these new designs are released so please register for regular updates to be sure and get the best deals possible. Do be sure and keep in touch and please share your own news and views.
It's lovely to part of a such an exciting and vibrant community of stitchers from across the world!
Happy Stitching! - Brodio Hapus!