About Us

My name’s Helen and I live in the beautiful South Hams area of Devon, England, in an old farmhouse near the sea.  I have been stitching for more years than I can remember. I come from a long line of skilled needlewomen and I made my first (rather wonky!) stitches under my mum’s gentle guidance nearly half a century ago!!  
My daughter Rosie recently joined the Bustle & Sew team, coming from a publishing background. She lives in a lovely little cottage near Bath with her husband Dan and gorgeous puppy Tilly. Rosie loves florals, vintage enamel and yarn. When she’s not playing with Tilly or managing Bustle & Sew’s social media, Rosie can often be found with a crochet hook in hand.
Meet Ben & Daisy. They are my two very furry Newfoundland dogs who feel that any project can only be enhanced by applying a generous covering of black fluffy hai.  They can also be relied upon to stop me spending too much time stitching by insisting that it’s time to head out for a walk. They love going to the beach, snoozing in the summerhouse and helping with the cooking.
This is Tilly, the newest member of the Bustle & Sew team. She’s a miniature Goldendoodle puppy who loves chasing her ball, digging in the strawberry patch and snuggling on the sofa. Tilly lives near Bath with Rosie and her husband Dan.