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 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.