Camilla "Millie" Heptinstall

"Jack of all trades and master of none" would sum up Millie Heptinstall.

An unconventional start to her working life with her love of travelling culminated in 25 years of eking out a living by working on all types of sailing vessels around the world. Exposed to varying cultures, Millie developed a keen eye for colour and textiles. This resulted in her interest in soft furnishing and with a knack of using a needle (years of repairing torn sails), she set about making curtains for homes in her enighbourhood and beyond, on the kitchen table and latterly a garden studio.