Lily Keates – Seamstress

Lily started her sewing career in 1982 when she worked for a company making camping equipment such as tents and awnings. She moved to Freemans, a large curtain workroom in Hersham, in 1990 where she stayed until joining Idolum in 2005.

Lily is a lifelong Elvis fan and has a huge collection of memorabilia including all the newspapers from the day he died. She has three grandchildren, all girls, and is enjoying teaching Maisie (9) how to sew.

Hobbies Elvis, being a great grandmother, crochet

Hates sewing faux suede (sore fingers)

Loves pinch pleat linen curtains