Cathy 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 reverse engineer and recreate fragile historic gowns so that they can step out of the glass museum case and live again. That makes her both an experimental archaeologist and a romantic, and perhaps even a time traveller.

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 Bernadette Banner
Photographed at the glorious St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London