Kate Broughton - Otley, West Yorkshire

Designer

My name is Kate, I am a full time designer/maker based in Otley, West Yorkshire, UK. Inspired by wildlife, allotments and the things that surround me, I create a range of stationery, prints and illustrated giftware.

I have always made things, as far back as I can remember I have been drawing, painting, sewing, knitting and a whole lot of other stuff besides. I grew up next to the river Otley, West Yorkshire where I did a lot of walking in woods, paddling in rivers, and birdwatching. This is where my love of wildlife began and since then it seems to have been a prevailing influence on my work.

I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2004 with a degree in Textile Design. In 2009 I started selling my work online and began doing local craft fairs in Nottingham. I gradually added to my product range and gained some fantastic stockists both in the UK and overseas. I’m now based back in my home town of Otley and love being closer to the countryside!

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