Anna spent her early twenties working, sailing and traveling around the world. She started learning her current trade in rope and cloth as Ship’s Cook on a Square-Rigger. Following the incredible mending and making of gear for the boats she lived on, she keenly watched from the heat of the galley. This passion turned into Deck Crew work on a Gaff-Rigged Ketch and a period as Bosun. She is driven by the intensity of living in close communities and crews; and is a lover of ideas. She has been devoted to her Pfaff sewing machine for 9 years.
“We both live and work in a practical, hands on way; these experiences constantly feed into our work and we both feel very much at home bashing pegs into the ground and building spaces that work outdoors. We met nine years ago at the local play group and over the years have taught ourselves a trade alongside bringing up children. After a time of working in this way we decided to bring our collective skills and ideas together – The Way Out West was born!”