We love featuring our makers, particularly ahead of market day to provide you a taste of what to expect. The quality is always exceptional, and it never ceases to amaze use the great items that are produced with sustainability and ethical practises at the forefront.
Today, meet local maker, Imogen Gilbert of Blue And Me Designs.
What inspired you to became a maker?
I’ve been making things my whole life. I enjoy using my hands. So, creating products and selling them seemed like a good idea.
After a long day designing and making, what do you do to switch off and relax?
I sit in front of the TV with my knitting project and continue to create.
Can you tell us what is it like juggling your passion whilst holding down a day job and challenges you have encountered?
Selling my products and working on my other career is hard. The more jobs I take on, the less time I have for the shop. It’s also as a challenge as a handmade seller getting the word out about my shop and products.
Can you impart a quote or words of wisdom to inspire?
“It always seems impossible until it’s done” Nelson Mandela
Find Imogen and her soft furnishings on 4 May at The Beehive Pub (http://beehiven17.com/), Stoneleigh Road, N17 9BQ at our May Makers Market.