As you know, here at Sewisfaction we’re big fans of supporting other businesses which is why we embarked on our Pop up tour this year – to bring you beautiful fabric whilst collaborating with some other amazing makers. One of which is the amazing Kate, who founded ‘The Makery’ 10 years ago and has been bringing us on-trend, kits and workshops ever since.
We caught up with Kate at the recent Bath pop-up and asked her some questions.
Hi Kate, Tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m Kate! I started The Makery 10 years ago, after a career in Film and TV. I wanted to follow my heart and teach people how to make things, so The Makery was born. In my spare time (as well as making), I enjoy allotmenting, home decor, cooking and messing around with my family!
How did you get into crafting?
It’s a family thing – I inherited it from my mum and gran. As I have passed it down to my daughters 🙂 I can’t remember a time when I didn’t spend all my spare hours crafting.
Where do you do your crafting?
Anywhere! I’ve recently gotten into crochet as it’s so portable! I made a pair of espadrilles on a plane the other week though. There’s often a little project in my bag in case I find myself with a spare 10 minutes.
What’s your proudest ever make?
I think I was about 7. I made a needlecraft caddy thing in the shape of a Victorian lady, using some old Laura Ashley fabric, in secret. Then presented it to my mum as a gift. She loved it, I was so proud!
What next on your list?
The Atelier Brunette fabric I bought at Sewisfaction is crying out to be made into a garment of some description – I’m just planning how best to use it. I want to show the fabric off as much as possible, so want a garment that is really wearable!