Heathers life could have taken a very different turn, with plans to be a doctor and even started a PreMed course at the age of 17. Thankfully Heather listened to her heart and started a Bachelors degree in Apparel Design, graduating in 1996. Now she was ready to start her career in fashion by launching Noggin, a childrens hat company. Soon Heather expanded her repotoire and launched Trashy Ties. which have recently been relaunched and are available in Heathers store
Soon Heather diverted her creative talent to produce her first collection, Freshcut, for Freespirit Fabrics. Her debut collection has since led Heather to design three more collections, Pop Garden, Bijoux and Nicey Jane. These are all fantastic prints that could be used for quilts or dressmaking or any number of projects. Heather has also designed sewing patterns and a papercraft range which carry strong themes from her textile collections. All this is acheived whilst being a mother of two children, hats off to Heather Bailey. Another woman follwoing her creative heart and acheiving amazing results, a true inspiration.
Of course I couldn't finish without taking a look at Heather Bailey fabrics being used by other creative people.