I started my business, Perfection of Production in 2004. I make cushions, scarves and smaller items such as lavender bags. Fabrics used include velvet, silk, tweed and cotton lawns.
I did a Classics Degree at Liverpool University and graduated in 1982, followed by a City and Guild Part I & II in Creative Studies. As part of my course I started to experiment with lots of textile media, and in 2007 I started to use Scottish Tweeds in my work.
In May 2012 I launched a new collection called City on Cloth: a digitally printed fabric, featuring old maps, which is then transformed into scarves and smaller items. The inspiration for my work is the use of colour: one of my favourite periods in literature and music is the 1920’s-30’s and some of my colourways reflect period themes.
Everything is made from start to finish by myself and my aim that whoever buys one has a one-off, hand crafted, well made item which will give pleasure for years to come.
Madrid Scarf by Helen Chatterton
Oxford Scarf by Helen Chatterton