Each ‘In The Making’ apron is designed and handmade by me, in my studio, in hilly-leafy South-East London… a high ceilinged, sunny room with my sewing machine in the bay window, two big trestle tables for cutting out fabric and drafting patterns, and lots of design drawings stuck on the walls.
‘In The Making-Aprons’ range has gradually evolved and specialised, working on bespoke orders for artists and artisan businesses – learning about their skills and practice is the most fascinating part of my work.
‘In The Making- Aprons’ are worn by printmakers, potters, cermicists, painters, glassmakers, woodworkers, jewellery makers, weavers, art restorers, antiquarian booksellers… and quite often worn for baking, housework and gardening too! Aprons very much embody the makers work ethic – put on an apron and you feel ready for work and ‘in the zone’….but equally wearing your favourite comfy apron makes chores a little more bearable!
I am passionate about contemporary rafts, visual arts and the idea of ‘counter-industrial’ which ‘In The Making – Aprons’ embraces – made to last, made with meticulous attention to detail and finish. I also believe it’s vitally important to share craft skills, knowledge and enthusiasm.
• Since leaving art college, I’ve had a meandering career in music, marketing, and design, but all the while continued to paint and make – watercolours, drawing, collage, making toys and games, knit, collage, print, sew….always with a project on the go! My favourite apron is my tie-dye No4 crossback, it’s so comfy and easy to wear, and splodges of paint etc just add character!