Meet Gaynor, the creative behind Tarnell…



1. How long have you been doing this type of work?

I started crochet work when I was 12 years old but I wasn’t really into it; I made small stuff like dolls clothing – “Barbie” dolls was most girls’ favourite. After a few years I met a senior and she offered classes and I joined. So I’ve been doing this since 2015. Crocheting is my hobby and it is what I do most of the time.

2.  Do you have a name for the business?
My business name in Tarnell: I named it after my 2 sons who are my inspiration – it’s a combination of their names.

3.  Where are you originally from?  What brought you to Mitchells Plain?
I was born in Kensington and moved to Mitchells Plain when I was very young and I have been living in Mitchells Plain for more than 30 years so one could say that I am “Proudly Mitchells Plain”

4. What kind of work were you doing before this?
I was a Perspex fabricator and I have been doing fabricating work since I matriculated.

5.  Are you excited about joining the Made in Everywhere family?
I am very excited to join the Made in Everywhere family because it means more opportunities and more exposure for my hobby and I would like to teach people what I do.

6.  Lastly, something fun & lighthearted.  Christmas time do you normally celebrate with friends and family?

Christmas, I celebrate with my family. We are a small family and we are very close. My father passed away when we were still very young. I have 2 other siblings – an older brother and younger sister.