Having staff who are friendly, helpful and love to sew and make things is a really important part of g&g! Meet our lovely team who are always more than happy to help:
Helen Murray - General Manager
Helen discovered her love of craft from a young age, always making and creating things as a child with her mom and sister. Her nan, a talented dressmaker, has been of huge inspiration to her over the years and sparked her interest in making garments.
Helen studied Fashion & Textiles Design at Leeds University, and here her passion for learning new skills and techniques developed. Previously a secondary school teacher of Design & Technology and Textiles, she loves nothing more than inspiring others to be creative and make beautiful things that they can wear or use, and be proud of.
She loves browsing vintage fairs to find inspiration for fashion, or to find a hidden mid-century gem for the home, dancing, yoga and being out walking in the great outdoors.
Hannah Jackson - Retail Administration Associate
Whilst at university studying Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design, Hannah found her love of sewing. Since then she has expanded her handmade wardrobe and particularly enjoys altering patterns to suit her own personal style.
Hannah has a varied taste in fabrics, ranging from the traditional prints of Liberty, to more contemporary designs. She is particularly drawn to a brighter colour palette.
In her spare time Hannah loves yoga, baking, visiting foreign cities and walking her beloved Miniature Schnauzer, Mike.
Jo Price – Sales Associate and Visual Merchandiser
Jo has been sewing for a long time and her first sewing memory is of her Mum making a funky purple party dress in the '70s! She has a degree in fashion and has worked in independent retail for a number of years. As well as being part of the g&g team she also runs her own online shop called Dolly Shoe where she shares her gorgeous collection of vintage finds!
The shop window is Jo's domain and she loves getting special items together, and pairing-up the fabrics to create gorgeous displays.
Lesley Lucas - Sales Associate
Lesley learnt dressmaking and knitting as a teenager but a busy career and life in general took over once she left home. In 2013 she had made a new years resolution to become more creative, she popped into the shop on the day it opened and was immediately hooked. She has attended a number of g&g workshops and is now an avid sewer, making clothes for herself, her partner and other family members.
Ellen Jukes - Sales Associate
Ellen's two main passions are helping people and being creative and when these two things are combined, that's even better!
During her time studying Fashion & Textiles at university, Ellen enjoyed carrying out placements at an alternative bridal company and within a ballet school costume department. She specialised in embroidery but loves experimenting with all kinds of techniques and methods to create innovative designs.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, travelling, going to the theatre and spending time family and her cat!
Imogen Brown - Retail and Workshop Assistant
Imogen has just graduated with a Costume Construction degree from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and over the past three years, her passion for sewing has grown immensely. Alongside making garments for her own wardrobe, she enjoys adapting and making clothes for friends and family. She often likes using exciting and vibrant patters to include a pop of colour in her makes!
In her spare time Imogen loves embroidering, baking, reading and going for walks in her local park!