Handmade Heroes #2: There's Only One Amy Laws
We are so excited to be bringing you another edition of our new regular feature Handmade Heroes!
We've given the odd mention to this maker before, but we can never shout enough about how much we adore the incredibly talented There's Only One Amy Laws. We've been smitten with her quirky designs from day one!
Amy Laws creates handmade and hand screen printed clothing, using vintage inspired cuts updated with a bold colour palette and prints that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
To create each unique garment the fabric is cut from hand drafted patterns, and each piece is then printed using handmade silk screen frames that she builds herself - Amy Laws really is a one-woman making machine! She regularly uses our workshop spaces here at The Makery where she has her sewing machine roaring away all day - there really is NO stopping this girl! Its so inspiring to see such a young talented artist at work, and we are honoured that we can get a glimpse into her creative process.
The inks Amy uses in her work are all water-based inks that are safe for the environment and she sources all her fabrics from UK based companies - another important reason why we want to shout out about our Handmade Heroes! We all love a bit of 1950s nostalgia but it can sometimes be overdone, whereas Amy has come at it with a completely fresh, contemporary twist.
The character that shines through her work is palpable, you can wear her skirts on a grey day and you're going to feel like the sun is shining wherever you go. We're on the edge of our seats with excitement to see her creative brainchild grow, but one thing's for sure: There Is Only One Amy Laws!