Each week we bring you a short interview with our featured seller, this week is Olivia from Words Matter.
Business name: Words Matter
Makers name: Olivia Mulholland
Describe your style in no more than 3 words. Bold, Graphic, Colour
What do you sell in Fabrication? ScreenPrints, Lino Prints, hand lettered stationery.
How long have you had your own business and what made you start it? Started 6 years ago, had a break, came back to it. I just love printing and making!
What is your workshop / studio like? I work from home in my conservatory.
What are your beverage and snack of choice when working? Cups of coffee, but no snacks as greasy fingers need to be kept as far away from the papers as possible!
What do you find the biggest challenge of running a micro-business? My biggest challenge is time, as I also work full time at a merchandise and print company.
If you could go back in time, what would you tell a younger you? To have had more confidence and belief in my work.
What advice would you give to someone who’s just starting out? Just go for it, enjoy your work, and don’t doubt yourself or your capabilities. Things won’t always go to plan, but don’t give in.
Why did you join Fabrication, and how long ago? Originally 6 years ago after meeting Dawn at Chapel Allerton Arts Festival where I was holding my first ever stall. It was an opportunity to grow and learn from other designer makers and to sell my work.