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MEET THE MAKER

Flora and fauna

Inspired by the natural world around her , Maggie Levien ’ s colour and textile work draws on nostalgic sea and landscapes to create evocative works of art . Her new cushion collection for the Cotswold Company focuses on the grasses and seed heads seen across our beautiful English countryside , from late summer and into autumn .
Growing up , it ’ s no surprise Maggie took the creative path . Her parents ran a soft toy company where they lived in Scotland . “ My mother designed all the animals , so we always had fabric lying around .” But the textiles route didn ’ t manifest until she started her foundation course at Norwich ’ s School of Art , followed by a degree in Printed Textiles at Manchester , leading to her first job . “ My first furnishing job was at Osborne and Little . It was an amazing experience being able to draw and work with colour all day and learn the craft of making textiles for production .”
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