I had a successful 20 year career in Rail Engineering.
But my worsening health meant I reached a point where I had to accept I couldn’t keep going as I was and I left my job.
I’ve been in ‘lockdown’ before, unable to leave the house for weeks on end.
Embroidery has helped me cope with chronic illness and increasing disability, being housebound and changing circumstances beyond my control.
That is why I am passionate about sharing that skill and its benefits with as many people as possible.
Artist, Illustrator and Educator
Debra Webster aka Debsta is an artist, illustrator and educator.
Debsta is based in Nottingham in the UK and grew up in the Yorkshire countryside. Art is at the heART of everything she does and as such combining art and education is something she really enjoys. "I love sharing different styles of art with our younger generations, it's lots of fun and very relaxing too."
Expert Craft Tutor
"As a secondary school teacher of Art and Design for many years, with a genuine love and absolute enthusiasm for all things arty and crafty, expanding into teaching workshops is an absolute joy.
I specialise in various printing techniques as I love the cross over of art and craft skills. I take inspiration from everywhere but particularly love the beauty of the natural world.
I truly believe art is for all and hope that my printmaking workshops give people of all abilities the inspiration and knowledge to continue to create wonderful pieces long after the session has finished."
Artist and Art Teacher
"Hello, I am really excited to be part of Create!
I am a secondary art and design teacher and owner of Tulip House Studio – a creative small business specialising in modern and colourful art prints to make your homes beautiful!
I have a love for art and design in all forms, but drawing, mixed media and digital illustration have got to be my favourite. I love getting out and exploring nature with my family and you will see a lot of the inspiration that gives me captured in my own work."
I can’t wait to join you all and share creative ideas through my workshops where together we can take simple techniques and elevate them to create beautiful and artwork.