About Us

Raggedy Annie / Annie Lancaster

Annie has been running textile art and rag rugging courses for many years, both from her previous home in the middle of the North York Moors, her studios and a variety of other settings including schools, museums and the Halifax Piece Hall. The courses she ran at the Piece Hall last year were ranked amongst the top five eco-friendly craft activities in the country by ‘The Guardian’ newspaper.

She has designed, produced and sold her work for many years, as well as writing freelance articles for Classic Stitches Magazine and designing embroidery kits for Anchor Threads/Coats Crafts UK. She is passionate about embroidery and textiles – in particular rag rugging and metal thread/goldwork embroidery. For many years she combined this with a nursing career, but now concentrates solely on her textile interests.

Her work is sold via a number of galleries, and also by commission. She has exhibited at the Knitting and Stitching Show in London and Harrogate.

KevthePrint / Kevin Jones

After a career in local government and the NHS, Kev took early retirement in 2015 and went on to study creative arts at York College and Contemporary Art at the University of Huddersfield. With a lifelong interest in many different forms of art, Kev is primarily a fine art painter but also enjoys many different creative crafts. Kev facilitates a variety of beginners and intermediate courses and workshops from The Crafty Owl Studio including and collagraph print making, mixed media collage, drawing and watercolour painting, book making, land art and needle felting.