Ophelia Dos Santos is a Welsh textile designer, advocating for climate action and sustainability within fashion.

Photography by Archie Wells

In this short video series we speak to makers about how they took their first steps into craft and how you can too…

Meet Ophelia:

“DIY can be very empowering and rewarding. By learning a simple stitch – like chain stitch or backstitch – you can mend and reinvent clothing very easily” 

– Ophelia

Make with Ophelia:

Making During A Pandemic

Project Homepage

Go back to the home page to explore more projects, maker’s stories and first steps into craft…

Ophelia Dos Santos’s Website


Keep up to date with Ophelia’s latest news…

Journal: Subversive Stitch

Issue 10

Read more about how embroidery has been used as a subversive tool in Issue 10 of Decorating Dissidence’s journal…

Watch: Moving To Make It


BBC Wales follows textile designer Ophelia as she faces a dilemma of whether or not to move out of Cardiff to pursue her career…