My name is Alana Jean. I was named Alana because I was born on my Uncle Alan’s birthday, and Jean because of the strong relationship between my parents and my mother’s mother, Jean Evelyn.
The reason I have used both my first and middle name in this blog is because my Nan is such a big part of everything I create. My Nan died in 2004, however our bond has only strengthened over the years. She was a dressmaker and home cook, and is constantly imparting her knowledge onto me and generally guiding me through everyday life. Nan also left me her extensive vintage material collection which features in many of my textile creations.
I look forward to sharing my artworks with you and hopefully inspiring you to create your own beautiful homemade goods.