Guest post by Ruby Wilson
Sometimes one simply does not have enough hands. This is precisely why Charlotte from The Stitch Society created herself an apron with a huge pocket adorning the front, when she was working as a teacher. People began asking Charlotte where she got her handy apron from, which inspired her to have a go at making and selling her collection of innovative aprons.
Having always worked with fabric, Charlotte's grandmother was a dressmaker and she recalls spending summer days learning the craft. When she was seven years old she created her first simple garment and from that day onwards she never looked back. As with her first apron, Charlotte’s designs are usually inspired by a need, however she gains inspiration from practically anything, appreciating the power of a smart phone to inspire and share. Working with other craftspeople who have passions for their practices is one of her favourite parts of the process.
Although her designs scream practicality, Charlotte is a little more free spirited in her approach to work. Well known for being messy, Charlotte admits, 'I struggle with anything that involves a set process' but that she is 'getting better at following set processes to ensure the business runs smoothly.'
At the Stitch Society, it seems that their creations provide practical solutions for any apron-related problem. And as shown by Charlotte’s first huge apron pocket, necessity is indeed the mother of invention.
You can visit The Stitch Society at The Selvedge Christmas Fair in King's Cross, London, tomorrow.
To receive 2 for 1 advance tickets, use code SVF17 at the checkout.