About Us



The Creative & General Dog’s Body

Hazel designs the embroidery, writes the instructions, writes the books, makes the tuition videos, works up the online classes, determines what the kits should include, administers the website…….. and so on.  When things are hectic or someone is sick, she helps with those jobs too.  The buck stops with her and she can be contacted on [email protected].


Manufacturer & General Dog’s Body

Zandile watches the stock and if packs are getting short, she packs more.  In fact, she packs most of the kits with help from the rest of us if things are hectic.  She also cuts the fabric blocks and backing for printing, tells me what to order in, makes coffee for us, cleans the studio and if there happens to be a litter of puppies, she cuddles those too – because she is, like the rest of us, a true dog lover.



Order person, Stock controller, Data-base Updater, Machine-Stitching Expert and General Dog’s Body

Andrea is the person who switches on her computer every morning to see what orders have come in, gets them together and gets our couriers to arrive at our gate to fetch them.  She also keeps the data-base up to date so that we can be sure we don’t run out of anything.  Added to that, she overlocks all the fabric blocks, makes up crazy patch blocks, gets together, packs and ships all the boxes for big workshops in other parts of the world.  And as if that isn’t enough, like everyone else, she mucks in, doing other jobs when things are busy and she can be contacted on [email protected].

And not forgetting…

The Boxers and Gladness


Security Staff

Lily and her daughter, Monica are the armed response team that keep us safe, alerting us to delivery and collection vehicles arriving at our gate, telling us when there are monkeys jumping and chattering on the roof, or large birds on the back lawn. Since the recent arrival of Marjorie (below) they have taken on baby sitting duties and foster mothering.



Not really security

Gladness, the African rescue dog helps a bit with security, but not that much because she is of a nervous disposition.  She also doesn’t help with baby sitting duties.  She refuses to look at any new puppy, thinking that if she ignores it, it will go away.


Demolition, Entertainment, Security and Sibling Care

Donald, our special needs Boxer with a hare lip, has taken his place in the armed response team but has retained his skills as a demolition expert and a weapon of mass distraction.  He plays in the mud every time he gets the chance and  he has recently taken on the role of big brother to Marjorie.

and the onsite creche…

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Because of a soft spot for white Boxers, it became necessary to add Marjorie to the Team.  Most specifically, it was impossible to resist her one blue eye.  She’s still a baby but is being well looked after by the motherly lady Boxers, Lily and Monica, whilst Donald is proving to be a fabulous big brother.  Being part of the team is tiring and as a small puppy, she has to go off to sleep often but when she’s awake, it’s all play and destruction.  Heavenly.