Hi I'm Libby, designer, creator of iheartcharlie

The iheartcharlie story started over 20 years ago in the studio at my childhood home near Fremantle in Western Australia. Back then I was in Art School and majoring in Textile Design and was inspired by a lovely lady from Rajasthan who conducted an Indian Textile workshop I participated in. I picked up a needle and some embroidery thread and started to embroider my owns designs and the first Visual Journal Slip covers evolved. They were nothing like the Indian Textiles but encompassed the simplicity that embodied my work at that time. My Journal Covers were originally sold at a local market and a gallery near my house.

A couple of years later I moved interstate and my sewing machine and cottons were packed away. And my focus shifted to painting and doodling, the results of this era are starting to emerge in hand printed textiles and also in prints that I sell at the markets

I returned home to Western Australia 2 years later but it was a couple of years before my sewing machine reappeared from it's long vacation and gradually the seeds of what is now 'iheartcharlie' began to appear. In July 2009 I discovered etsy and signed as a buyer and in late October of that year I took the leap and listed my first items. My shop on etsy was originally intended to stock my photography but some how the textiles have taken a life of their own and the design label 'iheartcharlie' was born. 

I am currently using the Australian site madeit.com.au to stock and sell my items. 

I also love to draw and create surface designs. You can currently find the results of these in my RedBubble shop