Client Profile: Kaz Daffeh

Name: Kaz Daffeh

Age: 31

From: Oxford

Visual Impairment: optic pathway glioma, dyspraxia. Registered severely sigh impaired.

Hobby: Crafts

Kaz wearing a hat and sunglasses with a big smile on her face

Describe yourself in one paragraph.

I’ve always loved crafts, I fell in love with sewing machine at school and made everything from handbags to curtains. I was devastated when I lost the majority of my sight and gave up on my crafts. After learning how to live with what I had, I started testing some crafts and discovered that while I could use my machine, hand sewing was tactile enough to do basic seams. I use bodkins and easy thread needles. Crafts are very important to me, they keep my brain working and I have a great sense of achievement. I don’t just sew, I’ve made everything from rag rugs and decoupaged tea caddies to dream catchers and clay modelling. I love being creative and trying different things.

A bag sock hung on a wall
A bag sock hung on a wall


What would you say to someone who feels they cannot do crafts because of their vision?

I used to think I couldn’t craft any more, but learned a new style. Most crafts are tactile enough to learn through touch. Just like anything, it will take time, but it’s fun learning!

Decoupage tea cadies with 3d bee stickers to differentiate between them
Decoupage tea cadies with 3d bee stickers to differentiate between them
A multi-coloured draft excluder in front of a door
A multi-coloured draft excluder in front of a door

Kaz is happy to share her wisdom and skills with OAB clients. If you would like to know more, please get in touch with us and we will let her know.

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