In a nutshell:
First textile commission 1984
Sold over 850 unique waistcoats
Sold hundreds of thousands ready cut patchwork paper templates. Sold numerous misc. artworks, patchworks, bags, bowties etc
Received more than 200 textile commissions.
During late 1980's and early 1990's taught at many workshops Devon/USA and exhibited and sold at galleries, shows and events mostly in Devon
Since 2003 most my work has been sold via the internet, via repeat custom and personal recommendation.
2010 - VOGUE (UK) commissioned and photographed a waistcoat.
Published two books:
Using Hexagons in Patchwork by Jackie Wills (out of print)
Hexagon Patchwork - Pattern and Design by Jackie Wills
Published many articles including Fibonacci Hexagons - Patchwork and Quilting summer 1990
Over 1000 images can be seen in various forms, albums,commissions, styles, waistcoats, patchworks, artworks etc etc.
My work is:
To provide original and beautifully crafted quality distinctive waistcoats
To provide inspiring original patchwork patterns
To create distinct hand painted textile artworks
To provide patchwork template packs with ready cut templates and instruction
To encourage customers to design their own ideas in patchwork with confidence
To provide easy to follow textile video demonstrations:
My aim is to always offer:
A Refund policy (see contact page of this website)
Studio visits welcome by appointment only.
I received a testimony email regarding a waistcoat sold many years ago."Dear Jackie, A few years ago I purchased one of your gorgeous Dartmoor waistcoats from Brigid Foley in Tavistock. This e-mail is to tell you how much it is still loved and worn - it never grows old - it is still my favourite garment and completely unique. I was buying tops in there the other day and Brigid said she thought you might appreciate knowing by ongoing affection for this lovely piece of clothing. Once again many thanks. J.
""fantastic just what i wanted very quick easy transaction and will buy from again"
"Perfect hexies, carefully packed, fast shipment as usual!! A+++ :))""
"Really lovely book! So pleased! LOVE the fact that there is a Facebook Group and also videos on YouTube to accompany this book."
"Very impressed with all aspects of this sellers service. Prompt, good communication and the product was exactly as described. Will definitely use again."
Me, swimming in Sharrah Pool 2014.
Hexagon patchwork swimming at Sharrah Pool 2014. Above and below