Cathy Hay, (c) Helen King PhotographyCathy Hay is the founder of the award-winning online sewing community Foundations Revealed. She teaches sewing and small business skills, both online and in person.

With a weakness for old clothes – very old clothes – she loves to make fragile historic gowns step out of the glass museum case and live again. That makes her both an experimental archaeologist and a romantic eccentric, and perhaps even a time traveller.

Being also a deep believer in possibility – that we are capable of so much more than we think we are – leads to projects like the Peacock Dress.

Artist, entrepreneur, would-be aristocrat, yoga nut, and adventurer, Cathy belongs both in England and in northern California, suspended ambiguously between two worlds.


Image by Helen King Photography