Indie June: Emma Potter from Potter & Bloom
This week, Emma Potter of Potter & Bloom chats to us about inspiration, colour, and how to incorporate vibrant hues into every project you make.
Could you tell us a little about yourself and how you first started crafting?
I live in Ascot with my husband, three year old daughter, Betsy, and Tilly, the flat-coated retriever. I first started crocheting about five years ago after buying a crochet book for someone for Christmas. When I started doing the wrapping I started looking through the book and was amazed at all the pretty things inside (it was Nicki Trench’s Cute and Easy Crochet): needless to say, that person did NOT get a crochet book for Christmas!
We love your bright designs – how do you go about putting colours together?
I get inspiration from all sorts of places; illustrations, street art, instagram, pinterest and even the Boden catalogue (they are really good at choosing great colour palettes).
What’s the best way to incorporate some colour into a more neutral piece?
I quite like the balance of bright colours against white, I think that white complements a super bright colour scheme perfectly and I really like contrast. If you’re using a neutral/stone/cream base then it’s better to go with more muted brights, to complement the softer elements in your design.
Your video tutorials are so popular! Do you have any good tips on how to make a successful video tutorial?
I think the trick with video tutorials is to practise (I practise A LOT) and to try and be yourself. Also getting a good set up, with good lights, that clearly shows the stitches is incredibly important.
If you were a yarn, what would you be?
If I was a yarn I would be something yellow and plant based! Maybe Mirasol Pima Kuri in the colour Sunny Side Up 🙂
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