About

Were you creative when you were younger and always planned to get back to it someday?

Have you tried out different things but not yet found one that 'sparks joy'?

Are you drawn to awesome bright fabrics, retro patterns and quirky home décor? 

Do you want to rekindle your creative energy and learn new skills in a fun and supportive community?

That’s me as well, all of it.

I loved anything to do with art and textiles as a kid – my mum was an art teacher and my grandmother taught me to sew. In the beginning I made dolls clothes on my hand operated toy sewing machine. I still have it and it’s one of my treasures.

Sewing has always been my most enduring hobby and passion as well as having a major role in my working life. From sewing my own clothes since I was nine, I've sold fabric in retail, assisted a fashion designer, and tailored and sewing many, many creations for myself, friends and family. Since 2018 I've been designing my own fabrics and patterns under the name of Dusty Disco Ball designs.

I adore designing and sewing but equally I love seeing how other people combine my fabrics into their own unique projects. It is hugely rewarding to be a 'link in the chain' of creativity for others. I feel honoured to be a part of that process.

I am an artist, a designer, an educator, and a very experienced sewist (a term often used online as being a sewer is not ok!). I have many skills to share but I’m also excited to learn and explore so much more in the world of quilting and textiles.

Creative journeys are always more fun with company so come along for the ride. I would love to be there to help you dust off your creative side and sew projects that sparkle!

xx Natalie @DDB