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How Sprigasaurus Started

A Potted History

I've been sewing for as along as I can remember - some times more than at other times.

The seed for Sprigasaurus was sown (sewn?) in the early 90’s… 2 small children (the sprogs) Ed and Vicky.  My sewing machine plus some old clothes equals two coats for two children out enjoying the world.  Upcycling before it was fashionable.  Easy to spot in groups of children, and never bringing home the wrong coat from playgroup. Eventually they grew out of their coats and I sold them at a carboot sale.

Along comes 1998 and a surprise… Katie (a very small sprog –referred to as the Sprig), another carboot and I bought back Vicky's coat!    That's when the little seed was planted… but alas no space; no time! The Sprig developed and her nickname became Sprigasaurus. Time moved on.

That little seed stayed at the back of my mind… Children grew up; I saw a space for a sewing room and a change in employment circumstances meant I had time to develop a plan.  The dream became a reality focused on reusing preloved, discarded, vintage and unloved textiles.

My world became Sprigasaurus.