My Story So Far
Weaveloveamy began back in February 2018, where I was taking time out for myself after selling my childcare business due to alcohol dependency. My priorities in life have significantly changed including slowing my pace and taking time to enjoy the nature around me. My love for creative design began at a young age where I felt a sense of passion and achievement. However, my life took a different path and with no regrets I enjoyed the journey. But with time for some self-care I am now enjoying how my sobriety is stimulating my life and igniting my dormant love for creative design.
After making a couple of handmade looms and watching many (many!) online tutorials, I haven’t stopped weaving! I have continued to develop my skills and techniques over the past two years and I push my designs every time. A large part of the therapeutic process is to beachcombe for driftwood along the stunning shores of South Wales, and whenever I am on my travels, this further adds to the uniqueness of each handcrafted weave. I also love hanging the weaves from naturally shed antlers that I acquire from an estate in rural Hampshire, as this often gives the piece its distinction.
I have recently extended my designs and techniques by adding bespoke cushions to my collection. I will hold my hand up to say (and I’m sure I’m not the only one!) that I love home décor and design, and putting different color palettes together genuinely excites me!
From social media platforms, I have been able to sell my wall hangings in a quaint little shop in the beautiful Cotswold’s to now selling in an exciting independent shop called The Cove, located in the Tobacco Factory in Bristol, where I collaborate with other beautiful creatives.
It gives me great satisfaction when liaising and designing with clients to handcraft beautiful bespoke pieces for their homes.
I will continue to cherish this newfound freedom where I can enjoy my creativity and pursue my dreams.