My name is Pam Southernwood aka Averilpam, and I live in Lancaster in the Northwest of England. I moved here from Leeds when I had to leave my job in a busy post office due to ill health.
I live in a little bungalow close to Lancaster canal, and have a small garden where I feed birds and grow flowers and a little veg as well as working on my crafts.
I have loved to craft and create for most of my life, learning to sew on my mum’s treadle sewing machine. I later learned to spin and weave and started to make scarves with the yarns I created. I have spun wool, mohair, alpaca, silk and various other fibres like bamboo and even dog hair.
These days I am also knitting, making mainly fingerless mitts, some scarves, hats and baby items which I sell at craft fairs. I am starting to list some in my Etsy store.
I make buttons from polymer clay in a variety of sizes and styles. Some are made using moulds I have made from my collection of vintage buttons. Others are textured or made using polymer clay canes to create patterns and which can be made in many colours and different sizes.