I first discovered craft queen Madeleine Sargent when I attended the Unleash Creative event last month in Sydney (check out that post here) and have since fallen in love with her gorgeous creations. I got a few minutes with her to chat all things creative and found her online store – Made by Mosey – too!
1. When are you at your most creative?
“Definitely first thing in the morning. I drop the kids at school and then walk into my lovely little studio and feel incredibly inspired. It has everything I need: piles of fabric to reference, all my tools, my beloved sewing machine and a kettle for making tea”.
2. Who is the most creative person you know?
“My husband, Andy Sargent, without hesitation. His creativity is on another level altogether”.
3. What’s your most creative destination?
“I love visiting Cottage Industry (a shop in Fitzroy where most things are made by the shop owner, Pene Durston) and online I love The Design Files”.
4. What’s your best creation or creative moment to date?
“Earlier this year I collaborated with my husband’s studio and interpreted some of the work they had done for Nike as part of the New Orleans NBA Allstar weekend. I created a quilt that featured the face of basketballer Kevin Durant. It was an enormous challenge and halfway through I almost gave up but I got there in the end and I’m so glad I did”.
5. What’s your fave creative read?
“Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt. This book is incredible and I will never get tired of looking at it”.
6. What music makes you feel creative?
“All my ladeez…Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Beyonce, Jill Scott…”.
7. What’s your one creative must-have at home or the office?
“The book I mentioned above and Instagram at the press of a button. That’s two things!! I can’t chose…”.
8. What creative item are you lusting over at the moment?
“The incredible light sculptures by Brooklyn artist/maker Doug Johnston”.
9. What inspires you to get Creative?
“Having some time and space to think. I recently launched a new collection and in order to put it all together I had to actually discontinue a few of my existing products so I had the headspace to be creative. Carving out some time to just develop a product seems like a luxury but it’s so incredibly important if you want to come up with something fresh”.
10. What’s one creative endeavour you’d like to try or pursue?
“I’d love to be able to draw. I’m hopeless, but my daughter has a real natural talent. I look at the free way she moves pencil across paper and I often think it’d be something I’d like to pursue”.
CLICK HERE to check out Madeleine’s glorious website, Made by Mosey!