About Charlotte Macey Textiles:
When did you start doing what you do?
I began Charlotte Macey Textiles just over a year ago; I was working in my local chocolate shop at the time and wasn’t getting to be as creative as I would’ve liked. My first tea towel and egg cosy were sampled and made during the evenings after work, as I experimented with ideas and decided that I wanted to design and produce my own range of homewares.
Why did you choose your business name?
Well it’s not exactly original but it does sum up exactly what I do! I decided that if I chose something slightly quirkier that I might not have liked it after a while, so I thought it best to keep it simple and to the point!
How long have you been doing what you do?
Just over a year now.
What else do you like to do?
I love shopping, swimming, reading, and all sorts; it’s just finding the time to squeeze these in that’s the trouble!
What is your ultimate goal for your business?
I want Charlotte Macey Textiles to expand in the future and to be stocked in even more lovely shops around the UK and further afield. Ultimately I want to continue to design and make things that I love.
If you could make something for a famous person who and what would it be?
Probably a bag for Kate Middleton to parade around, that would be pretty exciting!
I find inspiration in the ‘everyday’ and the things around me, from trips to the seaside, to the countryside where I live. I love to stitch the things I see, and have designed and developed my range in my studio, with the help of lots of tea and biscuits!
My best seller is probably my wine glasses range, which includes aprons, napkins and tea towels. Since I launched this design it has been continually popular, which has been fantastic. It depicts my design style really well, using a scrap of floral linen and showing a long, skinny-stemmed glass.
We Make Summer Boutique:
Show us your top three sellers that will be at the shop:
Mr & Mrs egg cosies