Alison J Reid is a teacher, textile designer, author and illustrator. During the 1980's Alison gained a degree in Fashion and Textiles from Liverpool Polytechnic and went on to run her own company selling hand-dyed and woven trimmings to fashion and Interior houses such as Marc Jacobs (USA), Etro and Rubelli (Italy) and TakaShimaya (New York) and to the actress Nicole Kidman.
Alison is also an illustrator and she has provided illustrations to the Strawberry Field Centre in Liverpool amongst others. Textile works have featured in many magazines and publications including Selvedge Magazine, Elle, Elle Decoration, Vogue, Homes and Gardens and The World of Interiors.
Alison is also the author of Learn to Sew and Stitch Magic and more recently the ever so cute book, Stitch 50 Dogs published by David & Charles. which gives the reader the opportunity to sew 50 of the most popular and distinctive pedigree breeds. Each pooch is accompanied with easy step by step instructions, templates, illustrations as well as a little bit of information about each breed. Perfect for any dog lover.
Alison has also put together a forthcoming title, Stitch 50 Cats and to follow, Stitch 50 Birds.
You can follow Alison on Instagram @alisonjsewingreid