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In the first of our Meet the Makers series we're joined by Maggie Powell (MA Design: Fashion Textiles) of Natty Deco. Maggie will be working in the Gallery Shop from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th August, painting her crafts and talking about the laser cutting process she uses, as well as on hand to answer any questions you might have.

Maggie is a designer maker based in Somerset. With a background in textile design Maggie has worked for many years teaching and supporting students with all aspects of digital textile design and laser cutting at Bath Spa University. Now working from her Shepton studio she uses a laser cutter to produce her popular range of birchwood flowers, paper cut cards, and seasonal decorations.

Designs are developed digitally from Maggie's drawings and photographs, and cut from sustainable and responsibly sourced materials - FSC Certified Birchwood, and Somerset Papers produced locally at the nearby St Cuthbert's Mill, City of Wells. Maggie can often be spotted out with her camera taking inspiration from the magnificent gardens of Hestercombe and she is delighted that sales of her work through the Hestercombe Gallery Shop are in some small way helping to support the evolution of this beautiful place.

Prices & tickets

Meet the Makers is free when paying standard garden admission (Hestercombe members go free).

Admission tickets are available via the Hestercombe website.

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Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine

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