Nora Hessayon’s Mother, who was a British City and Guilds trained tailoress and a couture dressmaker, taught her to sew at the tender age of five and Hessayon has been sewing and crafting ever since. Nora’s Mother was a tyrant if a seam wasn’t straight Hessayon had to unpick it and start again but she says her Mother instilled in her a love for my craft which has remained with her all her life. She is now trying to pass on her skills to her grand daughter, Leah Rose. She says “Nana you are too strict !”
Hessayon lives in England and her materials are sourced both from her own stash and pieces that she has inherited from her mother. She also loves to rummage in the local charity and vintage shops in Camden, London. She tries to use vintage and recycled fabrics wherever possible as she feels nothing should ever be wasted or lost to history and also because the designs help to inspire her finished products.