About the Author
Elinor Kapp MB. BS. DPM. FRCPsych. BA. is an eminent retired psychiatrist and psychotherapist with an added degree in Embroidered Textiles. She is a storyteller and writer who has published two books on words derived from textiles and a third of original fairy tales. Elinor lives in Cardiff, has a wicked sense of humour and loves company, including that of her lovely family.
Here she shares stories from her colourful life – some painful, some joyful – in the hope that you will identify with some of the common struggles we all face, as well as a humorous tale or two.
A Patchwork Heart
Elinor’s memoirs, collectively titled A Patchwork Heart, are published here weekly. Every chapter has a different story to tell, from wartime evacuation to French encounters, first love to a career in medicine, and of course, imagined conversations with Death.
Throughout this site you will also find examples of her stunning embroidery; a treasure trove of colour, magic and whimsy. Follow Ruffians & Loose Women on Facebook for social updates.
New here? Let’s start at the very beginning – a very good place to start.