My name is Kate and I started Bothy Threads about 20 years ago. Stitching has been my life-long hobby and I simply ran out of kits that I wanted to stitch and so made some of my own! The business really took off when I began to ask artists, whose work I liked, if I could use their work as a basis for designs. Since then, the business has grown really strongly and now I use about 20 artists
’ work under licence and produce about 200 different designs. I really like designs that are a bit unusual! I love finding little beads and charms to enhance the stitching.
Until recently I lived in Newmarket, in the East of England, which is famous for race horses. Unfortunately this part of England is very flat and my other hobby is mountaineering! My husband had another job but helped me out with Bothy Threads at the weekends. We are now lucky enough to live in Cumbria! We have two girls aged 18 and 20 years.
This is me at the recent Trade show where we won the 2015 licensed character award for Gorjuss...