Welcome to the Daisy Florence Design blog and website.

The menu option for Anne Crowther will give you all the background about the weaver, textile artist and maker behind daisy florence design   Find out about her freelance work Inspiring others  , her mobile weave studio and weaving workshops and  Textile workshops she delivers.  There is a Contact link too, for all enquiries.

Finally the blog pages below will give up date information of forthcoming events.


Small Print

Today is GDPR day – so here is my Privacy Policy…. which I hope is straight forward and makes me GDPR compliant 🙂

Privacy Policy

As a Daisy Florence Design customer, I may hold some information about you (your name, email address, and in some cases, your postal address and telephone number). This page tells you everything you need to know about how I collect, use and store this information

IMPORTANT NOTE: When I talk about “information”, I am only referring to your contact details. I never have access to your financial information when you make payment through Folksy or Etsy or direct sales at events using Sum Up card payments. (All sensitive financial information is held securely by the processing companies, and they never share this with me, or anyone else)

How I collect information

Whenever you order from me through Folksy or Etsy, you give them sufficient information about you to enable me to process the order.E-mails sent to daisyflorencedesign@hotmail.co.uk are accessed on devices which are password protected
Personal information collected with consent, through personal conversations at events, workshops, face to face networking and social media networking.
Who has access to your information

Just me! As sole maker I am the only one who ever has access to your information, and I never pass this on to anyone else.  If you pay me using PayPal or Sum Up, they will also hold information about you. They have their own Privacy Policy.

How I use your information

Personal data is collected for fulfilling sales only Your data is collected electronically via Folksy or Etsy.

I print out paper copies to dispatch with orders, so once the order is shipped your contact details are only held on their website – Folksy, Etsy or Paypal (name, address, e-mail) for purchases and refunds (They all have their own privacy policies).


How I store information

Emails, Folksy and Etsy accounts are held on my password-protected laptop

Under UK tax law, for invoice purposes, details of your purchases are required to be kept of a minimum of 6 years.

No personal information is kept on paper once goods are dispatched.

 – please contact me at daisyflorencedesign@hotmail.co.uk if you have any further queries


Spring time workshops

A new series of 4 spring themed, beginners taster workshops for Saltaire Craft House.

Full details of the course content, times, prices and bookings can be found on Saltaire Crafthouse website HERE


Beginning with a repeat of the popular winter lanterns workshop – this time with a Blossom Tree theme. (Friday March 2nd)



Spring Flowers Silk Painting on Fri March 9th



Landscape Weaving on Fri March 16th



Hand Felted Easter eggs – Fri March 23rd




Winter Taster workshops

Delighted to be teaming up with April at Saltaire Craft House to deliver a new series of 2 hour taster workshops in the run up to Christmas.  A perfect  opportunity for you to unwind and having a couple of hours me time in what has become a hectic time of the year!

All sessions are suitable for beginners and further details and booking info. can be found on http://www.saltairecrafthouse.com/events-and-classes.htm   

Winter Lanterns – Nov 14th 10am -12 & Dec 8th 11am -1pm

winter lanterns

Weaving Therapy Nov 28th 11am – 1pm


 Winter woodland – and intro to hand felting Dec 5th 11am -1pm

winter woodland

          Felted Baubles Dec 12th 11am – 1pm

felt baubles




Autumn Winter 2017 events and fairs


Sept  23 – 24  –  Yarndale –  Stand 46 at Skipton Auction Mart Sat 10 – 5.30pm, Sun10 -4pm

Nov 5th        –  Art Fair Samlesbury Hall, PR5 0UP –  11-4pm

Nov 17 – 18   – Manchester Cathedral

Nov 19th –    Designer makers market, The Witham, Barnard Castle.

Nov 23 – 26 – Art at the Altar –  St Johns Church, Penistone

Nov 25th – Peace Fair – Victoria Hall, Saltaire

Dec 5th – Etsy Local, Leeds


Forthcoming Workshops



Tues Sept 19th     Shibori  2hr taster (11am-1) at the Craft House, Saltaire

Tues Sept 26th     Garden Papers 2hr taster at the Craft House, Saltaire

Tues Oct 3rd        Intro to felt making, 2hr taster at the Craft House, Saltaire

Sun Oct 8th        Weave a Scarf in a Day at Messengers Cottage, Skipton ***FULLY BOOKED***

Tues Oct 10th      Recycle-Reweave – 2hr taster at the Craft House, Saltaire

Sat Oct 14th         Weave a Scarf in a Day at Stash Fine Yarns, Thornton BD13

Tues Oct 17th      Silk Painting intro – 2hr taster at the Craft House, Saltaire

Sat Nov 11th        Weave a Scarf in a day at the Craft House Saltaire – *****FULLY BOOKED*****

Sun Nov 12th     Weave a Scarf in a Day at Messengers Cottage, Skipton

Fri Nov 24th         Weave a Scarf in a day at Stash Fine Yarns, Thornton BD13

Fri Dec 1st            Weave a Scarf in a day at the Craft House, Saltaire, BD18 3HD




Sat Jan 13            Weave a Scarf in a Day at Messengers Cottage, Skipton

Sat Feb 3               Weave a Scarf in a Day at Messengers Cottage, Skipton

Sat March 10        Weave a Scarf in a Day at Messengers Cottage, Skipton

Sat  March17        Weave a Scarf in a day at the Craft House Saltaire

Sat March 24th    Weave a Scarf in a day at Just Makers, Ripley Castle Courtyard

Sat April 28         Flowers ‘n’ Felt – The Craft House, Saltaire

Sun Oct 14th        Weave a Scarf in a day at Just Makers, Ripley Castle Courtyard

Sat April 21          Weave a Scarf in a Day at Messengers Cottage, Skipton


I am delighted to be teaming up with the lovely April at Saltaire Crafthouse to deliver a series of workshops over the coming months.

The first is ‘Felt ‘n’ Flowers’ on Saturday July 15th- 10am – 4pm

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“Working under the expert tuition of talented local artist and textiles designer Anne Crowther, you will begin the day with colour blending fleece – you will make your own unique sheets of felt to hand cut and sew into gorgeous bell flowers, as shown in the photo. 
By exploring a variety of other methods to construct flowers from both handmade and commercial felts, you will then be able to create alternative flower shapes.
Needle felt techniques will allow you to go on to explore and create a low relief 2-D flower garden using a range of embellishment techniques and decorative felt surfaces.

At the end of the day you will leave with a minimum of one small vase of felt flowers, a flower garden artwork, lots of samples and the skills and knowledge to continue your flowery felt journey in your own time!”



September sees the start of an Autumn taster series of ‘Be Inspired….be creative’ workshops on Tues mornings 11 – 1 beginning Sept 19th

Full workshop details and booking info. can be found here

Sept 19th – Shibori


Sept 26th – Garden Papers


Oct 3rd – Fascinating felting – a 2in 1 taster

felt workshop pic

Oct 10th – Recycle –  re weave – re use

weaving workshop pic

Oct 17th – Silk Painting

silk workshop pic

and finally, in the pipeline –  November 11th a beginners hand loom weaving workshop – weave a scarf in a day!  (the unique gift for someone special –  or treat yourself!)  Full details coming soon



Summer sunshine tour 2017

CROWTHER A felt flowers and pocket mirrors

Delighted to be able to confirm that Daisy Florence Design will be exhibiting at the following events this summer

May 20/21           Art in the Garden, Clitheroe

June 11                Artisan Summer Fair – Victoria Baths  Manchester

July 9                     Summer Art Fair at Salmsbury Hall

July 22-23            Art In the Pen – Thirsk

Aug 11- 13           Art in The Pen – Skipton

Sept 9/10             C-ART festival Art fair – Rheghed, Penrith

Sept 23/ 24         Yarndale – Skipton Auction Mart