Mandy Shaw is one of Britain’s most talented sewing and quilt designers with a worldwide reputation. Passionate about sewing and quilting for as long as she can remember, Mandy started her business, Dandelion Designs, in 2004 as a way of making a little money whilst bringing up her young kids. Little did she know what it would grow in to.
Mandy teaches, demonstrates and regularly attends shows like Festival of Quilts in the UK and Quilt Market in the USA. She is the author of 12 bestselling books including Stitch with Love, Simply Redwork and The Little Things… which complements this new fabric range. In total, her books have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been published in six different languages. Mandy is also a regular on TV appearing on Sewing Quarter, Create and Craft and The John Scott Show.
A great collector of things, Mandy draws inspiration from vintage books and paraphernalia. Her desire is for everything she designs to tell a story and be meaningful. Over the years, she has developed a unique folk art style all of her own and is drawn to a red, white and taupe color palette for which she has become famous.
Mandy lives in East Sussex, England with family. She runs Dandelion Designs from the bottom of her garden in a wooden chalet built for her by her husband Phil especially to house her business and her workshop.
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