Creeping closer now, 4 weeks to go before we open at 10.30am on 5th July at the Guildhall! So without further ado, please welcome Hatastic! also known as Chloe!
What got you into crafting?
I've always had a keen interest in making things. Usually it comes about when I want something a little bit different, either in my house, or to wear and either I can't find it, or when I do its too expensive for my budget, so I make it instead!
What is the best thing about making making your range of items?
The satisfaction and thrill of having made something and it gets noticed and complimented on is the best. Before I started selling my hats, people used to come up to me and asked where I hat bought my hat! Wish I had had some business cards then!
Tell us something about yourself that people might not know?
I was Young Clothes Show Designer of the Year when I was 16.
What Handm@de stuff do you have your eye on?
There are a lot of things I love but I'll try to pick three:
I adore 'Chaise by Me' by Emma Hedley - such fun!
'Lovebirds' by Made with Love is going to be my definite treat as soon as I can!
Last but definitely not least is More Cake Designs Children's Mushroom/Toadstool Applique Cotton t shirt - TOO CUTE!
Who would you like to see dressed up in one of your pieces?
Ooo it would have to be people like Erin O'Connor, Alison Goldfrapp, Roisin Murphy, Bjork and even Lady Gaga! C'mon - you know you want to...
Having only begun my business in March in this year, so much has happened! I have a 10 piece order, two commissions for bespoke pieces and next week a very exciting meeting to provide a service making bespoke headdresses for an ethical wedding dress service. But I have to say the buzz started with my application to attend my very first craft fair with Handm@de. I can't wait to see first hand what people say about my current collection!
What a fantastic Meet the Maker, thanks Chloe, and congratulations on winning the 'Fashioning Technology' competition on Folksy!!
More soon : )