Monday, February 1, 2010
On May 18th, 2009, I became a self-employed designer-maker, specialising in eco-friendly fashion and interior accessories. In June 2009 I completed my BA (Hons) in Applied Arts for Enterprise.
For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with making, collecting and customising things. I mostly work with textiles. I have an almost endless patience for stitch, especially embroidery and crochet, and anything that isn't crocheted or embroidered gets block printed with my lino cuts. I use a lot of hemp and hemp-mix fabrics (I have a particular weakness for hemp-corduroy) and vintage embellishments. My ceramic work is usually single-fired porcelain.
I find it a huge challenge trying to balance a green ethos with saleable product, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Luckily my boyfriend understands, and tolerates my ranting...
I live in Redcar, a rainy English seaside town. I have two cats, a corn snake and two bearded dragons. I’ve been a vegetarian since I was four.
I still want to be an author-illustrator when I grow up.