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Ghislaine

Ghislaine was born in Paris but grew up on the Caribbean island of Martinique, where she was taught to sew by her mother.

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From
French Martinique
Lives
South London
Works
Office Manager
Likes to sew
Bright, colourful clothing inspired by her Caribbean heritage

Ghislaine decided to take sewing seriously three years ago, but she had to rely on mentoring over the phone from her mum, who still lives in Martinique. Ghislaine now sews every weekend. Her proudest creation is a pleated African style skirt which has been known to turn heads in the street and the office.

Ghislaine also enjoys singing in an international choir, where she sings in both French and English. She puts her sewing to good use by making props and costumes for their concerts.