International Women's Day: Tia Williams

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve spoken to some female crafters to find out what inspires them


This little quiet book has had a lot of love. It's 36 years old, sewn by my mum for my brother when he was a tiny baby. It's the reason I started sewing in the first place, when I was a kid. I don't think I could ever make anything quite as lovely as this, but seeing that you could create beautiful, real things from pieces of fabric seemed like magic to six year old me. I've been trying to meet this standard ever since. I did have a go at my own book a few years ago but it wasn’t quite as lovely as my mum's. I don’t have the patience or the same desire for perfection! All these years later, I watch my children flicking through her book with awe and I wonder if it might have the same impact on them as it did on me.

The first books by Little Button Diaries, The Princess Craft Book and The Knight Craft Book (£6.99 each, GMC) are available to buy online at



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