Meet the Maker: Lucy Leach

In the August issue of Bustle & Sew Magazine we were absolutely delighted to feature an interview with the lovely Lucy from Lucy Leach Textiles. Lucy runs her business from her home in Cornwall which she shares with her husband and 4 children. Inspired by her beautiful surroundings she creates gorgeous textile items which she sells in various galleries and shops around Cornwall as well as in her Etsy shop.

 

 

We asked Lucy about where she finds her inspiration, she told us…

“Mostly it’s when we’re out walking the south west coastal path and I see a beautiful view. I love the variety here in Cornwall. Whether it is the quirky cottages around a harbour or the wildflowers adorning the edges of beachfronts and pathways that catch my eye. It becomes a bit of a running joke when my husband is chatting away to me until he realises I’m not next to him and I’ve stopped to take another picture!”.

 

 

We also asked Lucy if she could share her advice for anyone wanting to start their own business. Lucy shared this…

“If you’re passionate then just jump in and go for it. Be involved with local groups on Facebook or Instagram that foster community and help small businesses. I’ve found a couple in Cornwall to be a mine of wisdom and top tips. Also stay in your own lane – it’s very easy to fall in the comparison trap.”

 

You can read the full interview in the August issue of Bustle & Sew Magazine. Be sure to pop over to Lucy’s Etsy shop to see her full range of beautiful products, she’s also on Instagram too!

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