Katharine Smith has over 30 years of sewing experience, graduating from Bath College of Higher Education (now Bath Spa University) with a diploma in Fashion and Textiles. Recently specialsing in bridalwear Katharine often works with her good friend and colleague, costumier Virginia Crawford on gorgeous dresses supplied by local bridal retailers.

"Sewing is my passion and I feel great satisfaction when I have been able to help another person make the most of their wardrobe, whether a straightforward jeans hem shortening or a more complex wedding dress alteration."

Needle & ThreadSmith can also help with making, altering and repairing special occasion wear such as prom outfits, fancy dress, theatrical and re-enactment costumes.