This website (referred to as the site) is a personal blog written and maintained by Karen Ward of The Distracted Sewist (referred to as The Distracted Sewist) and

You can contact The Distracted Sewist by email:

These Terms and Conditions set out the terms on which the site may be used. By using the site you agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions, should you disagree with the Terms and Conditions please do not use the site.

Intellectual copyright of content published on this site is held by The Distracted Sewist. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from The Distracted Sewist is strictly prohibited. Content should not be copied / modified / duplicated / republished / displayed / transmitted or distributed in full without express permission.

Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to The Distracted Sewist and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

If you use the site in a way that contravenes the Law of England and Wales, or these Terms and Conditions, access to the site may be withdrawn and the relevant jurisdictions notified.

The Distracted Sewist reserves the right to alter or withdraw the content of the site, including these Terms and Conditions, at any time and without notification. Please check back here from time to time to ensure you are happy to continue to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

The Distracted Sewist takes no responsibility for links to other websites included on this site. The links are provided for information purposes only and are not guaranteed for the accuracy of content.  


This site uses cookies.

A cookie consists of a small file that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer for the purposes of data transfer.

Cookies are divided into two flavours; Functional and Required / Analytics and Performance.

Functional and Required cookies are necessary for the correct operation of the website while Analytics and Performance cookies allow us to recognise site visitors and how they use the site.

For details on how to control or delete cookies please visit Deleting or disabling cookies may make use of the site difficult, some services and functions may not work.


The Distracted Sewist is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

The site is hosted by and data collected is via Squarespace Analytics.

Emails are directed through Google G Suite.

When you visit the site, the following information may be collected and processed;

Information you provide – this includes information provided through the use of the Contact Form, correspondence by Email, or by clicking on a widget service for a third-party link such as but not limited to Pinterest / Instagram / Facebook.

Information collected about you:

  • Activity Log data; access date / time / Internet Protocol (IP) address / pages visited

  • Other data; geographic location by CITY / referrer / browser version / operating system / device type / search engine search terms / site search terms

  • Name and email address if correspondence is entered into via direct Email or by use of the Contact Form.

Squarespace Analytics allows The Distracted Sewist to view IP addresses and geographic location by CITY for seven days only. After this time the data becomes a generic compilation of statistics, such as geographic location by COUNTRY, popular pages, search terms etc.

This Information is used in the following way;

Information you provide – it is assumed that this information is given as part of correspondence willingly entered into between the user and The Distracted Sewist. This information shall not be used for any purposes other than this communication unless agreed otherwise by the user.

Information collected – analysis of the information collected allows for improved site content, layout and visibility. This information can be used to tailor content based on popular content, geographic location of the visitor, URL click.  

The above is true for all cases unless there is a legal obligation for The Distracted Sewist to share your personal data, or in order to enforce the Terms and Conditions of the site.

Transmission of information over the internet is not completely secure. Transmission of information is at your own risk.


Updates to Terms and Conditions, Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy will be displayed on this page.

If you have further questions regarding the information The Distracted Sewist may have processed about you please email with your request.

If you believe your information has not been processed in accordance with the law, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Terms & Conditions – Jan 2019

Cookies – Jan 2019

Privacy Policy – Jan 2019