Jess Entwistle

I've sewn, drawn and crafted for as long as I can think of.
Taught by my Mum, the first project I can remember making was a patchwork quilt for my doll, Ma Beans. I was 8 years old and hooked.
Fast forward a good few years of stitching for family, friends and for me; and in 2011 a friend of mine suggested I join her at a Christmas craft stall in London, and so I did. It was very cold but fun and the first time I'd sold my makes. I needed a name and jellybgood popped into my head.
A few years later, whilst working for a Publisher (and stitching in the evenings, doing craft stalls etc) I was asked if I'd be interested in creating content for a new magazine called Simply Sewing. I love magazines so it was an apprehensive yes.
Today I'm a freelance designer. My magazine work now includes content for sewing and quilting magazines, as well as bookazines. I design everything from quilts, to homewares, to toys, to embroidery. I also now create projects and quilts for others, such as Lewis & Irene - you can download these free projects from their website.
If you'd like to talk to me about commissioning work please get in touch via my Contact page. A selection of recent commissioned work can be found under my Work page.
After years of designing for others, I'm now offering my own designs. Holly Berry Quilt being the first one. But I have sketchbooks full of ideas.
And as for the name?... when I was a baby my parents nicknamed me jellybaby which became jelly after a while, and into toddlerhood "Jelly, be good now!" was heard at least once a day, usually because I was not being very good at all!

 
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