Image: ©Terry Macey
Terry Macey and their collection of British handmade clothing are designed and made in their Somerset studio using the best ethically sourced natural fabrics. The antithesis of fast fashion, from design to pattern making and sewing, all work takes place in her studio using linen and wool sourced from Ireland and Scotland. They will be exhibiting at Craft Festival Bovey Tracey, which takes place Friday 10 September - Sunday 12 September.
Terry and Angelika met over thirty years ago and created a clothing company that has grown into something much more than just a design label. Their clothes are designed for all women, regardless of age or size, clothing that is essentially about joy and personal statement, rather than popular trends.
Their attention to detail, craftsmanship and hands on approach with customers has become a trademark to their success. It starts at the drawing board and is followed through to fittings and fabric advice, whether in the studio, by phone or at events in other parts of the country. They also travel extensively to source unusual and good quality fabrics, both in the UK and abroad. The linens they currently work with are commissioned and woven by a small family business in southern Ireland, which it is prewashed to create a unique texture and feel.
At Craft Festival Bovey Tracey, Terry Macey will be joined by the following makers:
Image: © Katie Victoria
Katie Victoria takes inspiration from cultural architecture, Moroccan tiles ceramics and Scandinavian textiles to design and create individual fabrics for fashion and interiors. From her studio in Swansea, working on a hand powered knitting machine, she creates a variety of fabrics and products from hats and scarves to ponchos and jumpers, combining high quality merino lambswool and cotton yarns.
Image: © Grace and Favour Home
Grace & Favour Home is a textiles and homewares company based in Bovey Tracey, Devon. Taking inspiration from found objects and travel ephemera, husband and wife team Rachel Rowe and Steve Jones, create handmade, quality products. Fabric designs evoke quirky nostalgia from old bus tickets and faded postcards to intricate patterns inspired by vintage playing cards. Key principles are the importance of making by hand and sustaining British skills and industry.
Image: © Helen Round
With a background in fine art textiles, Helen Round creates beautiful and functional linen products. She is a textile designer and print maker. Her delicate line drawings have a gentle simplicity evoking nature and home. Designed and hand made in Cornwall, from ethically sourced natural materials, her collection of simple and functional homeware and kitchenware are made in small batches on the best quality linen and sewn by a team of skilled local artisans. https://www.helenround.com/
The Craft Festival Bovey Tracey is returning as a live event next weekend from 10 – 12 September and will showcase over 200 contemporary designer makers from across the UK.
Visitors will be able to meet and buy from inspirational makers with a variety of demonstrations scheduled including weaving, pottery, printmaking, woodworking and willow sculpture.