Yay! Welcome to our very first Maker Monday profile, where we will be showcasing some of our favourite inspiring people who are using Liberty Fabric to make wonderful products, quilts, clothing and so much more! We are so excited to get the ball rolling this week with one of our favourite designers: Amanda Richmond, the visionary creator and owner behind Pollen Clothing!
Hi Amanda! Please describe your Pollen Clothing products for us –
Pollen Clothing specialises in bespoke, handmade girls and boys clothing and accessories as well as women’s garments and homeware. Most of my designs pair Liberty with other natural, high quality fabric!
Why do you use Liberty Tana Lawn?I LOVE LIBERTY! Liberty Tana Lawn is a dream to create with – nostalgic, whimsical floral designs, rich depth of colour and steeped in history. These elements combined with the fine quality of tana lawn cotton allow for Pollen Clothing garments to be of exceptional quality. Producing garments and accessories is incredibly time consuming – therefore it requires, I believe, only the best haberdashery to be used.
Our pick: This peter-pan collar made using mustard Capel lawn is irristable – can we have one in adult size please?!
What makes your product unique?
Quality pieces with beautiful finished – Pollen Clothing garments can be made across any of the available Liberty fabrics in stock and I am always going out of my way to bring to life what my customers love to dress their children or themselves in. As well as my existing range, bespoke one off garments are always welcome! If you have an idea, I am open to hearing it.
Which Liberty design is your favourite?
Oh, now this is a hard question! Hands down Emilia’s Flowers and Katie & Millie are always on top of the list.
Betsy in ANY colour-way is the perfect fabric for a little girls smock! Different designs available on the Pollen Clothing website.
We love the vintage feel that comes from the combination of Amanda’s distinctive sewing patterns and her choice of Classic Liberty designs. This bonnet made with Michelle fabric is a perfect example!
What is the best advice you have received in regards to your business and creating?
Don’t ever stop being uniquely me.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Inspiration comes from flowers, design, art and the creative process. The person who inspires me most is my mother – she is my greatest fan and encourages me to remain honest to my making.
As well as clothing, Amanda creates homewares – like these beautiful soft Liberty pillow slips.
Are you offering a special discount for The Strawberry Thief blog readers? Yes! Please use the code STRAWBERRYTHIEF20 in the Pollen Clothing online store to receive 20% off your order, offer valid until the end of May!
All images copyright Pollen Clothing