Winner of Channel 4’s Kirsties handmade Christmas 2017, Sammy
Owens, A Textile designer from Hampshire UK, designs and creates unique pompom
animals with character and charm.. With her love for all creatures, great and
small, she creates whimsical characters for your home and loved ones to
"I love to use
different textiles and techniques for my work and pride myself on being unique.
My giant pompoms are made using my very own handmade pompom loom so there will
never be another the same! I like to use luxury wool and to test myself,
sculpting different shapes and creating depth and definition in my work. I just
love to see my work evolve, creating characters that seem to come to life
before my eyes."
Sammy is also a veterinary nurse and bird keeper, she has a
dedicated bird room in her home for all of her fabulous feathered friends. When
she isn’t designing, working on pompoms, looking after her two young children
or training her birds, you can guarantee she will be in her pajamas, watching
"I love nothing
more than unwinding with a bottle of wine and cheese and biscuits on an
autumnal evening, by the fire listening to music or catching up with my
favourite program. I love beach walks and summer evenings, hanging out with my
birds or enjoying family dog walks.
Kirstie's handmade Christmas back in 2017 was a huge and proud moment for me,
it also showed off my work and lead on to great things. I did skills workshops
for the Handmade fair in 2018 both at Bowood house and Hampton court palace. I
had so much fun doing these and found that I loved teaching, even though I had
never done it before. I wish I could do it all over again and hope to teach
workshops in the future. I have also been in a few publications and was even on the front cover of Mollie makes magazine recently which was a dream come true!. I am currently writing a book ( still!! ha ha) and
hope to get that published in the near future.
With her love of
animals, Sammy has also decided to apply her work to pets... creating gorgeous
pet portraits and unique whimsical illustrations.
“ I did a bit pf photography and graphic design when I was at
college and its always something I have been interested in and enjoyed. I have
been practicing digital art for the past few months, studying it and creating
my own unique style and I am looking forward to creating some wonderful artwork
You can see
Sammy in action of Channel 4 OD. Kirstie's handmade Christmas 2017 episode 10.