A Dog Like Sparky - Aprons for Makers

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“Aprons for Makers • distinctive workwear for artists and artisan businesses”

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About A Dog Like Sparky - Aprons for Makers

A Dog Like Sparky - Aprons for Makers

Aprons for Makers - distinctive workwear for artists and artisan businesses.

I design and make, work aprons using traditional fabrics like denim, canvas and linen. Inspiration comes from fabric finds, vintage workwear, and observing the skill and craft of makers. These spark new ideas and specialist features for apron designs - developing the best overall shapes, pocket positions, ties or straps, functional details, and fabrics.

My range of aprons are designed and made at two 'studio desks' at home in hilly-leafy, South East London, UK.

Although I gained a degree in fashion design, it took 14 years (working in music promotion and publishing) for me to take up a career in textile based design - producing stitched childrenswear logos; photoshoot props; "making project" features for magazines/blogs - all the while continueing my own exploration in art and crafts, making and baking.... all of which involved a lot of apron wearing.

A Christmas project, making aprons for everyone, set me off on 'Aprons for Makers - A Dog Like Sparky'. The range continues to evolve, but meeting artists/makers, and learning about their practice, has been the most fascinating part of my "Aprons for Makers" journey.