It was a visit to an exhibition of historical embroidery that began to evoke the notion of a career in textiles for Amy Adams. After studying for a degree in weaving and embroidery at De Montford University in the United Kingdom, Amy began a twelve-year stint as a professional designer, creating counted cross-stitch, tapestry, and embroidery kits. As the product range diversified, she began to engage in designing kits encompassing paper crafts, patchwork, soft toys, and rag dolls. It was the transition of fabrics and embroidery from two dimensional to three-dimensional that captured her imagination the most, and after a family relocation, an opportunity arose to begin following this new path.
Amy’s website, Lucykate Crafts, began as a channel for new ideas and has grown into a busy and resourceful site in the online crafting community. Amy’s softie designs are showcased there, as well as being featured in many crafting magazines and books, both in the U.K. and the U.S.A.
Amy lives in a small village within the county of Rutland, UK, with her portrait painter husband and their two children. She is the author of Countryside Softies and is a contributor to Little Birds and Countdown Calendars.