TEA AND A CHAT
Artist Anna Joyce explains how she grew her businesses from a tiny corner
In 2009, armed with a sewing machine she received on her wedding day, print artist Anna Joyce sat down to make accessories and homewares inspired by vintage fabrics, folk art and nature. Today, her pillows, scarves, linens and bags are sold all over the world as well as online ( www.annajoycedesign.com).
Her tiny home and studio, tucked away in the leafy streets of east Portland, Oregon, is refreshing proof that we don’t need acres of space to be creative. Setting up her workspace within the family open-plan dining and living area was a brave move that came to provide the ideal environment for her and her family to live an inspiring lifestyle.
An ardent lover of pattern and paint, Anna’s bold palette makes for an eyecatching collection that you can’t help but smile at. Five years after first sitting down with that sewing machine she now employs an assistant to help her keep up with orders and is just about to launch her first book, Stamp, Stencil and Paint with STC Craft ( www.abramsbooks.com). We popped in to discover the secrets behind her wonderfully-colourful world.
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