British-born Samantha Cotterill is a self-taught fiber artist who lives in upstate New York with her husband and two young boys. Samantha began her career as a professional painter before taking time off to focus on family. Five years later, she returned to the art world with the launching of mummysam, an online shop featuring her handsewn creations which she started mummysam as a means to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind fiber art inspired by her English upbringing. Each piece is lovingly made with 100% wool felt, cotton, and pure lambswool stuffing (straight from an East Coast farm!).
In 2009, Samantha teamed up with Robert Kaufman to design a mummysam line of fabric that hit the market in summer 2010. She currently works out of her home studio, where she hopes to continue a lifelong journey of writing, designing, and creating. Samantha is the author of Fanciful Felties from mummysam and a contributor to Little Birds. Visit her at mummysam.com.