Lauren was a finalist in the first series of BBC2’s The Great British Sewing Bee. She originally trained as a physiotherapist, but decided to follow her passion and open her own haberdashery and fabric shop, in a historic building she renovated with her husband in Birmingham. From here Lauren runs sewing workshops and writes a popular blog about all her sewing adventures. Her first book, Learn to Sew With Lauren: From First Stitches to Personalised Projects, was published by Octopus in September 2014. For all book publishing enquiries please email Stuart Cooper.