Monday, 1 June 2009

Meet the Maker - Hatastic

This week we say 'Hi' to Chloe of Hatastic. I'm really looking forward to meeting Chloe first at Winchester and then again at the Oxford fair, she makes some beautiful fascinators - I especially love this one in pale pinks...

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!

Tell us something about yourself that people might not know?
I was Young Clothes Show Designer of the Year when I was 16.

What is the best thing about making jewellery/ceramics/your craft

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!

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...

If you have anything you would like to say about your craft, taking part in Handm@de etc, please let me know.
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!

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