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Meet The Maker: Bespoke Linen Co

Meet The Maker: Bespoke Linen Co

Bespoke Linen Co

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I guess my love for creating textiles first came out of necessity. I grew up in a remote country town in The Gulf of Carpentaria where we lived a very simple life. My Mother an artist, my Father a sign writer and I have three older siblings (and a dog, cat and orphaned kangaroo). 

There were no shops in this tiny town and so my mother made everything from our dresses to the curtains. I used to sit at the table next to her while she sewed on her beautiful vintage black Singer machine. I was 5yrs old at the time and had a tiny toy sewing machine which was battery operated. A Xmas gift that I thought was the best thing ever. 

How did Bespoke Linen Co come to life?

Fast forward many years later and it seems I’ve come full circle. I am just obsessed with linen. The whole process of how its grown, harvested and loomed resonates with me. There’s something about linen that instantly gives you the feeling of slow living. Often as I’m hand fraying each piece, a fleeting memory of my simple childhood seeps in. Perhaps that’s why I love it so much and perhaps that’s what I’m trying to recreate for others. "A feeling of simple living".

Bespoke Linen Co

Bespoke Linen Co

What inspires your pieces?

The style of the pieces I create are inspired by my time living in France. I just loved how they made making beds so effortless with a sheet and a bedcover. (I’m up for anything to make this chore easier right lol). Simple but incredibly stylish. 

When I got back to Australia I began working on my linen brand. I’d managed to make a connection with a small family-run linen mill whom produces the most incredible flax and hemp linens. I had no idea what I was going to do with it and I wasn’t sure how I’d fit into the already flooded linen market. I didn’t have the financial backing to compete with the big manufactured brands and I wasn’t really feeling that was my place creatively either. So I guess that’s where the “custom” made or “bespoke” ethos began given that the origins of the linen I am using is made the same way. 

    

Tell us little about your recent art launch and how that came to life?

There is something about the satisfaction of creating a piece that I’ve put hours and hours of work. I enjoy making all forms of art which comes naturally maybe because of growing up with artist parents. The recent launch of my textile and porcelain art was just a natural progression of my custom made bedding pieces.

 

Bespoke Linen Co

Bespoke Linen Co
Bespoke Linen Co

 

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