Sarah Fordham graduated from Leeds Met University with a Fine Art degree in 2005. Having been told by more than one tutor that she couldn't paint, she taught herself needlepoint and she has been stitching every day since!
For the past 10 years she has focused on cross-stitch, making stitched jewellery and accessories which have been sold in her Etsy and Not On The Highstreet stores. Most known for her over-sized badges which have been worn by the likes of Radio One DJ Fearne Cotton.
Her work has been featured in publications including: The Times, The Guardian, Heat, Company, Cross-Stitcher, Crafty and Mollie Makes.
'X-Stitch' is her first craft book.
Originally from Kent, she now lives in the rainy North West with her partner and pet hedgehog.