Annette Smyth


My name is Annette Smyth and I am based in Leamington Spa.

I am a Powertex Design Team Member, Creative Team Leader for the CV postcodes,  a fully qualified Powertex tutor certified in levels 1,2 3 and Easy 3D Flex and a I also hold a full range of the Powertex products.  Not sure what Powertex is?  Click here for full details.

I began my creative journey as a child learning knitting from my Mum and embroidery skills from my Dad.  I studied embroidery further whilst at school.

After school I learnt various other crafting techniques such as card making, sugar crafting, crochet and decorative painting.  I have always loved creating things especially items that could be used.

In February 2014, I was introduced to Powertex via an Australian painting magazine that a friend bought for me whilst on holiday.  I was intrigued and wanted to know more.  Luckily for me the Hobbycraft show was on at the NEC in Birmingham where I had the pleasure of meeting Tracey Evans, the owner of Powertex UK.

The following week, I attended an ‘Introduction to Powertex’ workshop and was hooked.  I was astounded at how I could create amazing pieces of art with a fabric hardener and recycled textiles.  The only limit was my imagination.  I went on to complete all the courses Tracey offered and worked with the products for a year before completing my teacher training and taking on the distribution/training that I offer today. 

In 2017 I was invited to join the Powertex Design Team and I now regularly contribute to the Powertex Blog as well as sharing hints/tips and projects on my own blog.

Why not follow my Facebook page to keep up to date on the latest news and events, and read my blog on the Creative Adventurer home page.