Meet the Maker
My name is Jill Govier and I love to sew and play around with fabrics and words! I create quirky one-off textile gifts and home wares in the form of purses, cushions key fobs, peg bags and fabric covered journals, all of which contain quotes, some motivational, some funny but something there for everyone!
Although Touchy Feely Textiles is in it`s infancy I’ve been sewing and sharing it in one way or another for a great number of years. I have a very early memory of tackling mum`s treadle Singer sewing machine, making dolls clothes and stuffed creatures from whatever fabrics I could find around the house. I had an old book called `A 100 things a girl can make` and believe me I had a go at all of them!
I reckon I was born with an unabated obsession with textiles and what I can make out of them and now I get to do it for a living! Recycling & reusing textiles has become something of a passion, some of the everyday vintage fabrics I come across are amazing and have such potential! I am also drawn to the bright contemporary prints that are in the shops nowadays, mixing old with new and making beautiful things has become my favourite thing to do!
I am making steady plans for Touchy Feely Textiles and hoping to see my products in more outlets this year. When I am out & about at my markets & fairs people seem respond well to my way of working, the words and quotes in my work often strike a chord with customers and tick the boxes that people are looking for in that extra special gift
Pop and say hello if you`re passing by one of my stalls, it`ll be good to meet you!