Amy started ‘hope the black dog’ in January 2016 when she needed the therapy of craft to help her get through a particularly dark bout of depression. She started making so many things that she couldn’t keep everything, so she wanted to turn her energy to helping others too! Primarily, she makes cross stitch and embroidery kits so that other people can benefit from the joy of making, but she also sells pretty, handmade and heart-warming gifts.
The main aim of everything Amy makes is to spread positivity and to encourage dialogue about mental health. For every sale £1 of the profits goes to the mental health charity Mind.
You can find her online:
In Nottingham shops:
Two Little Magpies, Beeston
Made in Nottingham, intu Broadmarsh, Nottingham