Hello – I am Stephanie Stott (née Freeman), founder and content curator of The Trove Cambridge. When I moved back to Cambridgeshire in 2013 I was inspired to learn more about the local creative scene and started blogging about my discoveries. Six years later I am incredibly proud to have developed an alternative platform that showcases the work and services of creatives and creative organisations across the county – you can read more about The Trove Cambridge's mission here.


  • I have always been creative and often have several craft projects on the go at any one time! I found a passion for crochet after attending a workshop with Joanne Scrace (The Crochet Project) in 2016 – and for embroidery since taking part in Rowan’s charity art exhibition in February 2019. I have a background in administration and sales. I enjoy working in a role with a strong customer and/or public focus and drawing on both my creative and administrative skill-sets when it comes to running The Trove.

  • I was born in Cambridge and then moved to Earith when I was six years old. In 2014, I moved back to Cambridge after University and recently returned to Earith with my husband David. I attended Ramsey Abbey College, studied the International Baccalaureate Diploma at Impington International Sixth Form and I went on to study at the Manchester School of Architecture.

  • I first launched The Trove Cambridge as a personal blog in October 2013 and since have attended and volunteered at an incredible array of creative events and workshops across Cambridgeshire, networking with hundreds of inspirational creatives along the way.

  • I really enjoy meeting new people and socialising but thrive off having time to recharge in a quiet environment. I have seen my confidence grow over the years through attending meet-ups with local blogging network #CambMeetUp as well as photowalks with Cambridge Creatives and IgersCambridge.​

  • I am passionate about supporting the art, design and handmade industries as well as shopping and supporting local – my home has become filled with #CambsCreativeTreasures over the last six years! I really do practise what I preach and it isn’t hard when there are so many amazing products right on your doorstep.

  • ​I love exploring my creativity by trying out new things and learning new skills! There’s so much opportunity locally to try something new and I have enjoyed a wide range of workshops from printmaking with Kip Gresham (The Print Studio) and pottery with Randella Handley (Clay on the Corner), to floristry styling with Bridget Davidson (Wild Rosamund), paper marbling with Katherine Brett (Payhembury Papers) and bookbinding with Helen Perry (Helen Handmade Books).​

  • I was diagnosed with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) in 2016, having suffered with chronic fatigue since having glandular fever at age 11. Living with chronic illness is hard and I advocate for the ME/CFS community by talking about my experience.

  • I enjoy watching football and following Cambridge United, Ipswich Town and Liverpool. You can also find me catching up with friends over cake, watching TV (the likes of The Walking Dead and Taskmaster) or buying second-hand thrifty fashion/décor for upcycling.

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