Luxurious Personalised Hand-sewn Towels and Gifts from Jane Hamerton
Jane O’Riordan (née Hamerton) was born in Kenya in 1959 – she was the first born of four sisters. jane’s family lived in many countries across the globe (East & West Africa, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, the USA and Belgium to name a few). From a very young age Jane developed a lifelong love of sewing, starting with cross-stitch and embroidery and then developing into making clothes and curtains. Because of her father’s job, the family were never based in one country for long so, to give some stability to her education, Jane was sent to a girls’ convent boarding school in Surrey (Woldingham School) at the age of 9. She loved her time at Woldingham, despite finding some aspects of the academic side fairly daunting – she was always the youngest in the class. As she was a very popular girl, with a large number of friends from many year groups, the nuns recognised certain special qualities and appointed her Head Girl in her final year at the school.