Penni has been been working within the creative sector for just over 10 years now and through her diverse experiences she has learnt many different skills. From working as a textile screen printer to running her own accessories business, she have always had a strong passion to make things and being practical with her hands has always played a vital role in her career.

Her Upholstery journey began in May 2015 on a weekend course making a traditional footstool.  Bored with her current job at the time she was simply looking to learn a new practical skill and after one day learning the basics of this historical craft she was instantly hooked. Since then she has gained an AMUSF Diploma qualification at the London Metropolitan University and had a total career change because of it.  

"So far being an Upholsterer has been very rewarding, interesting and challenging; both mentally and physically at times.  It is definitely a job that keeps on giving, everyday I learn something new with each project that I work on."