Jo is the creator and owner of Frankie & Ray, a little business that began life as a
vehicle for Jo's handmade clothing designs sold at design markets, small independent
stores, and online.
Jo is a largely self taught pattern maker and learnt to sew firstly with her grandmother,
and later at school.
She always enjoyed the process, and made clothing for herself to satisfy her desire for
quality fabrics and simple, unfussy design.
A step into the design market world was an extension of Jo?s love of making, and the
belief that good quality fabric in simple designs did not have to be prohibitively
expensive or difficult to access.
In 2017, with the encouragement of Jen Kingwell, owner of Amitie Textiles, Jo released
her first sewing pattern, The Box Top.
This easy to fit, and easy to modify top formed the basis for some sewing workshops,
and was the catalyst for some further pattern releases.
Jo's patterns are purposefully easy to modify in both fit and style, to help women create
a garment that makes them feel great about what they're wearing, and that becomes a
true wardrobe staple.