Michelle Baker

Owner - Crafty Betty
BA (Hons) Education & Arts Award Adviser

That's me! The face behind Crafty Betty!
Betty was my Grandmother who first inspired me to sew. She had an old fashioned sewing machine that I used to love using and would never tire of me wanting to make things with her. She made her own clothes and was a brilliant knitter too. When she died I inherited her sewing box and her button tin, which I still use in the studio today:-)  It seemed quite apt to name the business after her don't you think?

We are a nautical family and I live on a boat in Newark with my husband, daughter and two dogs Bella & Stitch.

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Darcie Baker-Brogan

Part Time Teaching Assistant/Customer Services

Darcie is my daughter and alongside studying for her A'Levels she works part time at Crafty Betty, helping out in the classes and serving in the shop. Darcie is an avid seamstress and has launched her own hair accessory brand
'Sew Darcie'
You can find her beautiful headbands and scrunchies in the shop or on her Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Darcie also makes her own clothes or adapts vintage find from local shops.