A Dog Like Sparky - Aprons for Makers

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“Aprons for Makers • Designed and handmade in hilly-leafy South East London”

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A Dog Like Sparky - Aprons for Makers

Aprons for Makers!

Hello, my name is Lisa, I make craft and work aprons.

Each apron is crafted with meticulous attention to detail and finish. I pre-wash all my fabrics, to reduce the chance of shrinkage and improve colourfastness in the finished apron – it’s then dried outside in the fresh air, flapping like sails, in the wind! The fabric is given a good press before laying out and pinning the pattern pieces, ready to cut out. Turnings are measured, pressed and stitched, thick turnings are soundly bashed thinner and smoother with a hammer, and all the thread ends are hand sewn into the garment.

I wear an apron every day, protecting my clothes from threads, fluffs, ink, watercolour paint, glue, and food preparation - Watching other people’s skill and craft sparks new ideas and specialist features for my apron designs.

Bespoke Design Service -
I design and make distinctive workwear for artists and artisan businesses. Custom work aprons are a striking way of developing brand identity for a business, as well as providing the specific requirements for the way they work. It is fascinating to collaborate with clients exploring their craft practice and figuring out the best overall shape, pocket positions, ties or straps, and fabrics. Custom orders have included an ice-cream parlour, independent bookshop, Spanish deli/tapas bar, various artists, a glassmaker and a furniture restorer.

Lisa Bennett – 'A Dog Like Sparky – Aprons for Makers’
I work at home in hilly-leafy SE London. My career has been a meandering affair, starting with a Degree in Fashion Design but veering off into a decade in the Music Industry. A break having my two daughters, then a few years as the PR at a book publishers specializing in contemporary architecture, art and culture…. before unexpectedly going back to fashion design (via an illustration course) producing appliques and print for childrenswear, and photoshoot props. All the while continuously making ‘things’ and art, and teaching occasional workshops. Five years ago, a Christmas project making aprons for everyone, set me off on ‘A Dog Like Sparky – Aprons for Makers’!