In 2008 Irene fell in love with machine embroidery when a friend digitized one of her hand embroidery designs for her and stitched it out.
She bought her first embroidery machine and started learning how to digitize designs. In 2010 she established Enchanting Designs to help inspire as many creative stitchers around the world as possible.
As her love for creating machine embroidery designs grew, so did her desire to share these designs and fuel the creativity of others.
Living in South Africa, Irene is surrounded by inspiration every day with its diverse mix of people, exotic birds, colorful and stunning flowers, beautiful and rare animals and magnificent scenic landscapes