24 May

MEET THE MAKERS: Jacqueline Colley

Jacqueline Colley – MEET THE MAKER


In the second of our new series: Meet The Makers, we celebrate women makers inspired by botanicals. Today we talk stitches and flora with , founder of gorgeous embroidery brand .

AA: What got you hooked into flora and botanicals?

I worked as a fashion textile designer for many years where producing floral prints was my bread and butter. I’d often visit botanical gardens with my camera to get inspired!

Jacqueline Colley

AA: Who taught you to embroider?

My Mum, she gave me my sewing knowledge. I’d often get her machine out for  a ‘project’ and then she would save me when it had all gone terribly wrong!

AA: Describe your work in three words.

Colour. Pattern. Pop.

AA: Where is your favourite place to work? 

I have a studio in my home and I love it there. It’s taken a few years to get to a position where I can have a dedicated room and I feel so lucky and grateful. 

AA: Where do you find your inspiration?

Botanical Gardens, natural history museums, car boots, antique fairs – old things are always inspiring to me!

Jacqueline Colley

AA: What has been your most challenging project?

I suppose setting up on my own. I worked for companies where the manufacturing, buying etc was taken care of by an expert in that field. Working for myself, doing all these jobs is so rewarding but also challenging!

AA: What is your favourite stitch, and why? 

I’m currently obsessed with chain stitch lettering – it’s just got a gorgeous look to it especially in a swirling script!

“Botanical Gardens, natural history museums, car boots, antique fairs – old things are always inspiring to me!”

AA: Did you know botanicals were a trend before you started your work?

I think there is always a need for a botanical or floral trends, especially for city people. We all need more green and nature in our lives; print and pattern is one place that we can get that!

Jacqueline Colley

AA: What is your next project? 

I’ve recently ventured into the world of throws, which feature my botanical elements. They have been really well received so I need to design a collection for Autumn Winter!

“I think there is always a need for a botanical or floral trends, especially for city people”.

AA: Lastly, what is the one piece of advice you wish someone told you…

The advice that I have taped in front of me and look at every day is: “Do as much personal work as you can”  – that is so important to me and my practice. 

Get your botanical fix and follow the fabulous for you daily flora pick me up.

Jacqueline Colley

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