Name: Kate Wakley
Shop Name: Kate Wakley Textiles
Shop Link: http://katewakleytextiles.etsy.com
Located in: New Milton
Sells: Coastal inspired art, design and homewares
Maker's Story: Kate Wakley, has the beach in her blood! Her inspiration for her unique fabrics and artwork comes from childhood memories of beach holidays throughout Dorset, Hampshire and Cornwall, the wonderment at the treasures her Dad would bring home from diving shipwrecks and the joy of beach combing.
Kate made the coastline her permanent home two years ago and takes inspiration from the wonderful, diverse coastlines and beaches we are fortunate to have on our doorstep.
Kate studied for a BA in Design Crafts from De Montfort, before specialising and graduating from Bournemouth University with a BA in Applied Arts and Textiles. Kate has a vast breadth of knowledge and experience when it comes to creating designs that we can all feel a connection with. She has a particular interest in free machinery embroidery with print, which translates exuberantly into her fabulous homeware items.
Living by the sea enables Kate to forge a natural, sensory link to the offerings our seas and beaches provide us with. From printed linen cushion covers, to unique artwork, to ceramic mugs and stationary, her wonderful home and giftware goods offer us something we can all feel inextricably linked to.
Kate is a regular exhibitor throughout the UK and her work has been featured in Ideal Home magazine. She is also available for commissions, so please check out her incredible, captivating coastal delights as soon as you can!
Dorset Team Christmas Fair: Kate will be selling her homewares at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne.
Please come along, meet Kate and our other makers and sellers.
Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm and it is free entry.
For more information please see our Facebook event page or blog post