Lottie is the creation of Charlotte, a textile designer maker originally from Manchester
In 2006 Charlotte graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Design and Visual Arts. She then continued on to Manchester Metropolitan University to train as a Teachger of Art and worked in the profession for the last two years. Faced with school closure, no new set of pupils and a full stock cupboard, in September 2009 Charlotte decided to take the plunge and open What Lottie Did.
Charlotte has always loved her subject. Since she was small she loved to draw and craft, and a childhood spent with her Nana led to her learning to make many things, but above all she has a love for textiles. Charlotte specialises in Contemporary Textiles and Surface Design and practices fine art, textiles, fashion and digital art. She has exhibited in New York and London and has worked commercially for Wella Ltd. alongside her teaching experience.
2010 is the start of a new chapter, Charlotte now lives in Lancashire with her ever-supportive fiancé James, a fellow creative who helps with the design work and the website, holds the silkscreen from time to time and makes endless cups of coffee!
What Lottie did is the amalgamation of processes and techniques; Charlotte loves colour, materials, pattern, stitch and her sewing machine, and Lottie began when CHarlotte's niece Isobel was born. With a desperate need to design and continue doing what she loves, a need to earn a living and a niece to spoil rotten, Charlotte decided to start making things for Isobel in her spare room. The rest, shall we say, is history.
What Lottie Did uses design, silkscreen printing, stitch and embellishment to make beautiful pieces for your little people!
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