Makers Got To Make celebrates the human insticnt of making. Celebrating whatever that making means to you, as an occasioanl knitter, dedicated crafter or those making a living out of what they have imagined and made.
This is for the movers and makers, hackers, can-do’ers, look it up on youTube and give it a give-it-a-goer’s. This is about the joy of putting hand to paper or constructing something out of cloth and the therputic benefit of watching things come together stitch by stitch.
After leaving Leeds Arts College in 2011 with a degree in communication and advertising, I worked in London at a succesion of ad agencies a stream of international clients I worked on creative concepts, strategy and later research.In Autumn 2015 life ground to a holt after being diagnosied with a long-term health complaint. Instinctlively I picked up a pencil and put it to paper, sketching from the sofa, that turned to be a daily creative habit, providing purpose, mindfullness and joy. Leaving London to be closer to my family in the North West, I find myself in Manchester, my health continues to inhibit daily life, but my creativity exploded.
I started calligraphy, braved life-drawing classes again and used a laser cutter. I upcycled some furniture and then tried sewing and then thought hey maybe I can print the fabric for the dress while I’m at it. Creativity is contagious and since i’ve started I keep racking up ideas for new projects and stumbling across processes I want to give a go. So here it goes… this is me reclaiming my creativity and I want to encourage you to do the same.
This is me and this is the ‘& Co.’, the studio dog, Walter.