Moth, Beetle, Heart
About the maker
Carole Fenwick is a surface pattern designer living and working in Leeds in the UK. She designs a wide variety of beautiful products that she sells online, at craft markets and fairs, and through independent shops around the world.
She lives with her partner Jon and their rescue dog, Maggie. She was the inspiration for the business name – little did she know that several years down the line she would be addressed as Maggie on a daily basis!
Her work is colourful and decorative, with lots of pattern. Customers have described her work as a riot of colour that brings joy. It’s so important to her that my designs bring happiness, as well as being useful and beautiful.
She is inspired by nature, folk art and everything vintage. She loves plants, flowers and insects, and you’ll find them throughout her designs. She feels very lucky that I get to spend my days drawing, sewing, painting & creating patterns.
She started out studying for a degree in surface pattern design and printed textiles at Leeds College of Art. From there she worked for Hallmark Cards as a greetings card designer for almost 20 years.
By 2016 she had a growing desire to work with pattern and textiles, so she created Maggiemagoo Designs. She slowly built it up alongside her day job. At the end of 2019 she decided it was time to pursue her freelance career full-time. During 2020 & 2021 she collaborated with some great businesses and has seen her business grow. She is looking forward to what 2022 brings!