The team


Jane Cowdry

Taught to sew by her mother, Jane Cowdry made curtains for many years for friends, family and her own home before setting up LilyMatthews in 2009. Initially working by herself, she quickly gained a reputation for beautiful hand-sewn curtains and blinds and great customer service. On word of mouth alone the business grew rapidly and she expanded the brand to include an online range of soft furnishings and outdoor all weather items to cope with British summers. The company now has a team of makers.

Angela Lane

Angela has over 20 years experience in soft furnishings. For 15 years she ran her own business making curtains, blinds, swags, pelmets and even curtaining for four poster beds.She joined LilyMatthews 3 years ago and now supervises the team. Her level of skill is second to none, her attention to detail impeccable and her perfectionism clear to see in everything that leaves the workshop.

Angela Lane


Sharron Highams

Sharron joined LilyMatthews last year but has been sewing since the age of six. Her grandmother was a seamstress and Sharron learnt early on the skills of knitting, embroidery, tapestry and quilting. She has made curtains and blinds for over 15 years and is the expert on beautiful Roman blinds. Sharron runs the workshop in Angela’s absence.