Hi Amy, for those who don’t know you yet, can you describe your work and your inspiration?
I sell handmade and hand screenprinted womens’ and girls’ clothing. My designs have a vintage cut, from a bold colour palette and a printed motif around the hemlines that will hopefully make people smile.
My grandma taught me to sew at a very young age and I grew up sewing in my spare time making clothing just for myself. It was after making my friend’s wedding dress that I realised I could make clothing for other people so I enrolled for a BTEC in Pattern Cutting, studying in the evenings whilst working full time.
I started my clothing line after quitting my job and moving from London to Bath. I now work part-time in a cafe to pay the rent and have been developing my brand over the last year selling at local markets like The Bath Artisan Market and online.
Tell us about your experiences at the Bath Artisan Market.
I love it! I’m a regular trader and have sold there every month since it started. There’s such a huge range of stalls and you can speak face to face with the person who has made each product. Every month there is different entertainment put on and there is a lovely, bustling, friendly atmosphere to the whole day. There’s also an amazing selection of food stalls! I’ll next be there on Sunday August 11th for the Bath Folk Festival special.
- We’re linking up with Bath Folk Festival for our August market – free live music all day plus stalls