A little about who I am

When corresponding with, or ordering from, GetStuffedBook.co.uk you’ll be dealing with me, Maggie Smith. I’m a Textile and Mixed-Media artist based in County Durham, in the North East of England and have been trading locally and nationally at shows, fairs, and events since April 2006, and on Amazon Marketplace and eBay since 2008.

I lectured in Art & Design for fourteen years at a F.E. level specialising in fashion, textiles and design, and taught City & Guilds Embroidery and Design for ten years. I’ve been a member of the Embroiderers Guild for more than twenty years, and am a past Chairman of Darlington’s E.G. Nowadays I mentor students from my studio in Darlington, run workshops, and create and exhibit regularly throughout the country.

In 2008 I published my first book “Get Plastered: Plaster, Print and Stitch”, a how-to book showing a variety of exciting ways to create surface texture on fabric. After I published my most recent book “Get Stuffed: Shape, Stuff and Stitch”,  a fresh approach to quilt and applique techniques, GetStuffedBook.co.uk came in to being, initially to promote the aforementioned book and as an outlet for all things related to it.