Tasha is a textile artist and tutor based in South Wales.
Having been involved in textiles for almost 20 years and the owner of the successful sewing and textile school 'Sew Swansea', Tasha created the Cat Tongue brand during the COVID pandemic of 2020 as a way of gaining a little income while she was unable to teach in person.
Originally self-taught, Tasha has studied Fashion Design and Textiles at Northbrook College, West Sussex after which she became self-employed under the name Madam Salami where she produced clothing and home-wares that sold at independent retailers and fairs around Sussex.
In 2011 she and her children moved to South Wales where she worked as both a professional flag maker and for a bespoke home furnishings company until she set up Sew Swansea in 2016. Sew Swansea's aim was to mix textiles with self-care, allowing, primarily women to give themselves some time and space to be creative in a safe, friendly and non-judgemental environment.
In 2019 she began her Masters in Textiles.
Sew Swansea has been a popular and successful operation, working from an independent studio in the heart of Swansea and on location at events and sets, but gave Tasha little chance to sew for the love of it and create things she enjoyed making, hence the creation of Cat Tongue.
Textiles have been a life long passion of Tasha's and has seen her work on many creative projects including producing flags for castles and organisations across the country as well as for the band The Libertines, working with the BBC and costume production for Cardiff Pride, internet advertisement campaigns and Hollywood films.
Tasha dislikes fake people, armadillos and celery, but LOVES growing her own vegetables (except celery, obvs) keeping ducks, thunderstorms and roller derby.
She's very good at swearing and is usually dressed in black.