Rachel, when not teaching, is usually to be found making a wide range of eclectic hand made gifts and textile art to sell, unique to the studio and not available at the moment on line or at any other store. Even if you don't sew, you can usually find a perfect ready made present for that special occasion.
As a member of Genuine Jersey, her own work is unique. There are no production lines or repeat products, her pin cushions for example may have similar features but each is made with a different material and decorated in a characteristic way. She constructs 3d soft sculptures; such as fabric sewing machines and flowers. She produces hand made encaustic art or stitched cards and functional items such as doorstops and bags, many different styles of pincushions and key rings and sometimes items of clothing.
Rachel set up her Studio to help encourage more people to get stitching. She left a long-term post as head of Textiles at Jersey College for Girls in July 2014 where she had inspired many pupils from there and from Victoria College to enjoy sewing and textile art, up to A-level standard. A former pupil at JCG herself, Rachel went on to train at Bath College of Higher Education, graduating in 1981 with a BED in Home Economics and has continued to hone her skills ever since.