Beans means furniture for St Neots school worker

13:42 12 March 2014

Recycled furniture maker Frances Corlett, at her home in Graveley.

Recycled furniture maker Frances Corlett, at her home in Graveley.

Archant

Forget the throwaway society, the make-do-and-mend attitude is alive and kicking.

Graveley mum-of-two Frances Corlett, 46, has turned a childhood hobby into a business – making everything from chairs decorated with baked bean labels to cabinets adorned with comic strips.

While she may spend all day dealing with numbers in her job as a finance manager at Priory Park Infant School, at home, creativity is the order of the day.

She said: “I have always made things since I was a young child. My mother was very creative and we were always making things using whatever was left around. I carried this on once I had my own children, but since they got older I started making things that had more of a purpose.

“I got fed up of falling asleep on the sofa once I’d got tea on the table, kids bathed and in bed, so I started knitting. I started knitting scarves and was trying all sorts of fancy yarns. They proved popular and I started selling them. I then started experimenting with other materials and that was what led me on to this.”

INFORMATION: Visit www.jessamy-designs.co.uk.

More news stories

08:00
Pupils, from left, Alfie, Mya, Lucy and Hayden at Holywell School learnt all about being tree surgeons, with arboriculturalists at Huntingdonshire District Council Adrian Sargeant (left) and George Allen.

Children from Holywell C of E Primary School got a taste of being a tree surgeon on Wednesday.

Yesterday, 16:00
St Neots Passion Play

An outdoor performance depicting the last week in the life of Jesus Christ will take place in St Neots on Easter Sunday (April 5).

Yesterday, 12:00
Magpas volunteers Anna Morgan-Dutton, left, and Chris Harding at last month's regular cake sale.

Spring is most definitely in the air in Huntingdon with the opening of a monthly garden stall at the Magpas Charity Shop and the chance to win a giant fluffy rabbit.

Yesterday, 09:36
Police are investigating after a fatal crash near Godmanchester.

A man who died in a crash near Godmanchester has been named by police.

”Calendar"/

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition