Artisan Alley was born in 2014 to initially sell my handmade crochet wares at local events and fairs. It was from a fair that one of my customers contacted me and asked if I'd crochet her some custom cord ties for herself and her expectant colleagues. After months and months of research I launched Tiny Ties, an alternative to traditional plastic umbilical cord clamps and soon after opened my Etsy shop.
In 2016 Artisan Alley was recognised as one of the inaugural #Rochdale30, yes we are AWARD WINNING! This gave me a huge confidence boost and inspired many more dreams of one day being able to craft and create full-time.