MARIA SKOYLES

 
 

When I was in my early teens I was given a prophetic word about being Dorcas.  Dorcas was a dressmaker, a follower of Jesus and someone who supported the poor.  Over the following 25 (or more!) years I have seen this realized in growing depth.


I spent my early twenties working in the fashion trade: on the factory floor, in the fabric cutting room and as a grader and pattern cutter during a season when manufacturing was gradually moving away from Britain.  Early this century (I now feel very grey!) I moved into teaching and became a course leader for a BTEC National Diploma in Fashion and Clothing at my local FE college as well as working for an exam board. 


In 2011 I felt God shifting my perspective and I started to re-evaluate who Dorcas was.  I had the opportunity to take voluntary redundancy from teaching, retaining my senior examiner status with the exam board.  I took some time to do a theology course. In 2016 I started The Dorcas Dress Project out of a response to one of my assignments.  


Follow the links below to the different aspects of by business, charitable work and community engagement.


~ Dorcas Dress Project


~ markets


~ product development


~ sewing club


~ photo-log


 

MARIA SKOYLES