Welcome to Crazy Mary Crafts!
Mary Taylor, textile artist and teacher
I aim to inspire and enable adults and young people to develop their creative potential through group classes, residential retreats, school visits, art and craft events and local community projects.
I am a fully qualified, experienced classroom teacher based in the Midlands, with a passion for textile-related crafts. I possess a BEd(Honours) teaching degree, plus City & Guilds Certificates in Creative Embroidery and Preparing Working Designs. I have Enhanced D.B.S. Disclosure status and hold Public Liability Insurance.
Crazy Mary Crafts encourages personal development and community links and has a lively, welcoming ethos. I want adults and children alike to explore their own creativity in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere, to learn new skills with a definite ‘fun’ element and to create something of which they can be proud. All Crazy Mary ‘students’, whatever their age, skill level or background, should go home with a smile on their face and a new talent to share…
Group classes teaching a range of textile techniques including patchwork, quilting and both machine and hand embroidery
Residential ‘Stitching Sleepover’ retreats where participants can indulge their passion for crafting away from the distractions of home.
School & Community Projects
School and community projects creating stunning ‘legacy’ pieces for permanent display and/or teaching particular textile skills.