Candidate Profile

Craft Instructing
Tricia began sewing at an early age and as her children started school she returned to education and gained an Advanced City & Guilds Sewing Skills Qualification and went onto University to complete a Certificate in Education enabling her to teach adults. She lives in Yorkshire with her husband, John and taught at two city colleges and private classes in the community. She also enjoyed working with adults with learning disabilities through a weekly Mencap Club for 20 years.

She also keeps busy with her voluntary work running a social group with the elderly and enjoys visiting the sick and lonely in the community.

Tricia has travelled extensively and cruised many times for pleasure and as a craft instructor. She is an enthusiastic teacher and has excellent rapport with passengers attending her sessions.
She is keen to keep on trend with her craft work and attends a craft club where new craft projects can be tried and developed.

Tricia’s projects are inclusive for all levels of competence and gender with the scope for the individual to use their own artistic flair.

She provides hands-on teaching and each project comes with a worksheet for future reference. She really enjoys teaching crafts in a friendly, calm and relaxed atmosphere which enables people to try something new, socialise and make new friends and memories.

Below is a selection of her craft work:

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An experienced well travelled teacher of adults of all abilities specialising in fabric projects, felt work, paper craft, jewellery, destination crafts and seasonal crafts.

- Card making, contemporary style, 3D Pop-Up Greetings Card, Quilling Cards, Iris Folding Cards & Seasonal Cards.
- Money/ Gift Card wallet for a variety of occasions.
- Stamping: try your hand at stamping for a variety of projects: gift bags, cards, tags etc.
- Gift Embellishments: Gift Boxes: make a selection of gift boxes for any occasion and decorate with a choice of embellishments & add a gift tag.
- Decoupage using layers of card to make a beautiful greetings card.

Art Therapy
Using a unique and personal design inspired by Zentangle used on a variety of projects such as card apertures, bookmarks, shapes of animals, gift tags etc.

Mandala Drawing
Learn how to make beautiful Mandala Designs which can aid mindfulness, they can also be developed to make beautiful projects e.g. greetings cards

Using decoupage paper, personalise an object in a modern or vintage style eg. A wooden heart, trinket box, Christmas decorations etc.

Sewing Projects:
- Patchwork: eg. make a patchwork pin cushion.
- Holiday Keepsake: make a fabric lavender heart keepsake.
- Fabric Flower: sew a fabric flower in silk or cotton fabric to decorate a bag, headband or make a brooch.
- Appliqué a Tote bag with a destination themed design or a design of your choice, finish with a choice of embellishments.
- Weave a Heart Favor with chocolates inside
- Handbag Tissue Pouch: sew a tissue pouch in your choice of fabric and embellishments.
- Travel Sewing kits: in a variety of fabrics and embellishments.

Rag Rugging:
Try your hand at this vintage craft for a variety of projects such as bags, Christmas wreaths, cushions, rugs and much more.

Travel Journal:
Design and make a personal travel journal cover with a choice of fabric and embellishments.

Seasonal crafts:
- Make an appropriate seasonal project such as a Felt Easter Bunny Favour, a Wine Bottle Waistcoat for a range of occasions,
- A Peg Angel for the festive season.

Up cycling:
Make a variety of upcycled projects using clean recycled materials eg. Turn an old spectacle case into a travel sewing kit.

Design and make a delightful piece of jewellery such as necklace, bracelet, earrings, key ring/ bag charm.
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
Spirit of Discovery SD102 Colours of the Canaries 16 Portsmouth Thursday, February 2, 2023
Viking Mars MA221025 Passage to India 20 Piraeus (Athens) Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Spirit of Discovery SD061 Festive Celebrations in the Canaries 19 Southampton Saturday, December 18, 2021
Spirit of Discovery SD060 Canary Islands Chorus 13 Southampton Sunday, December 5, 2021
Spirit of Discovery SD055 Coastlines of Croatia 22 Southampton Thursday, September 2, 2021
Viking Jupiter JU200315 Southern Atlantic Crossing 21 Buenos Aires Sunday, March 15, 2020
Magellan G935 Christmas & New Year Cape Verde, Madeira, Canaries 21 Tilbury Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Viking Sun SU191118 World Cruise 2019 - 2020 Sector 6 21 Buenos Aires Monday, November 18, 2019
Magellan G920 Iceland, Faroes & Northern Isles 10 Tilbury Saturday, June 8, 2019
Magellan G915 British Isles Discovery & River Seine Experience 10 Tilbury Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Marco Polo P824 Christmas, New Year Canaries & Madeira 15 Avonmouth (Bristol) Saturday, December 22, 2018
Marco Polo P804 Majestic Fjordland 9 Avonmouth (Bristol) Monday, May 7, 2018
Marco Polo P802 Portugal, Gibraltar & Seville Fiesta 12 Avonmouth (Bristol) Saturday, April 14, 2018
Astoria R802 European Rivers, Canals & Cities 9 Tilbury Sunday, March 25, 2018
Marco Polo P722 Scotland and the Northern Isles 4 Rosyth (for Edinburgh), Scotland Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Astoria R701 Land of the Northern Lights 14 Tilbury Sunday, March 12, 2017