My name is Stacey Nickel and I am the creator of Dreads ‘n’ Threads. Dreads ‘n’ Threads was born in September 2015 when my son was nearly a year old. The company has changed a lot since its creation and is continually growing and changing to meet the needs of myself and my little family.
I started Dreads ‘n’ Threads as I have always loved doing friends dreadlocks and sewing. I wanted to become a work from home mum so that I would be around for my son, Alfie. In the beginning I was designing a clothing range and doing the dreadlock work to fund this. I soon realised that my passion and joy were ignited far more by creating and maintaining dreads than by sewing so the dreadlock work took over and now I rarely have the time to create clothes.
I have had dreads myself on and off for over 10 years now and have a wealth of knowledge that I have learnt over these years. I have learnt to dread by trial and error on my own hair and on my very patient ex husbands hair. Currently I am doing some career development with Seienstyle to learn some new dreadlocking techniques that are gentler for both myself and my clients.
I work from my lovely home in Bristol as this works well for my son and I. Its also great for bad energy days as I can nap in between clients if needed. A few years ago I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. As a result of this I currently work part time and it can sometimes take a few days for me to reply to emails and messages. Especially if my energy levels are really low. So please bare this in mind if I dont get back to you staright away.