Lou Collins is a born creative, living in Suffolk, UK, with her husband, two children and numerous animals.
Lou has been paper crafting since childhood, and has worked in the craft industry as a Freelance Designer, demonstrator and teacher for over 9 years. Crafting in many different forms, and the excitement is still apparent every time she transforms a blank canvas into something eye-catching.
Beginning her career creating projects for a range of craft publications, she has also fronted social media productions, in-store demonstrations and trade show stands for various established companies within the craft industry. During this time, Lou has won awards for her Scrapbooking and Card Making, and has a large following on social media.
…designer, demonstrator and teacher for over 9 years…
In the past few years, Lou has been appearing regularly on an international shopping channel, as a Guest Expert and Demonstrator, exhibiting a sound knowledge of the craft products she is working with, and displaying techniques that appeal to all crafting abilities. During her time as a demonstrator, she has also learnt and displayed successful sales techniques to enhance her demonstrations.
…exhibiting a sound knowledge of the craft products…
Lou not only creates paper craft projects, but also enjoys working with mixed media and on home and event decor, giftware, soft crafts and scrapbooking. She prides herself on producing inspirational pieces that are unique and unlike any other demonstrations to allow viewers to realise the true potential of any product.
During the past 18 months, Lou has been working with Practical Publishing, a company that she has been involved with from her very first magazine appearance! Through this work her presentation and demonstration skills are put to use by being the face of CraftWorld.com and Craftstash.co.uk.
Lou’s hopes for her future in the craft industry is to continue building on her experiences as a successful demonstrator, as well as inspiring and teaching, to make the most out of a hobby and career she feels passionately about herself. It is important to Lou that she continues to pass on all the knowledge and passion she possesses, and inspires crafters olden new on a daily basis.