Continuing our series of meet the makers we have Abigail Edwards of AfroDizziYak
Can you tell us a little about what you do?
I’m Abby, I design and make colourful, quirky apparel and jewellery.
How did you get started?
I started by upcycling denim shorts and shirts and branched out into tie dyeing and now i also design apparel and jewellery.
Where are you from?
I am Welsh, I am from (and live) in Pontypool, South Wales. What i like most about Wales is the varied scenery from vast mountainous countryside to the coastline.
What’s your favourite part of what you do?
My favourite part is being my own boss. I get to design and make things that i love and i can work at my own pace.
What’s your favourite item to make?
My favourite item to make is ‘Alien Crop Top‘ because i love how colourful and bright they come out.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by everything weird and wonderful. I get a lot of my inspiration from looking through picture blogs like Instagram and Tumblr.
What was your proudest moment?
My proudest moment was back in May 2015 when i sold 143 items in one month. The post office weren’t very happy about me turning up every day with bags full of items to post though!
If you could pass any law what would it be?
There are so many things wrong with the world, i would find it impossible to chose just one 🙁
If you won a million pounds what would you do?
I would invest some into building my brand and business and maybe buy some more Sphynx cats.. and open a cattery! I love cats.
You can find Abigail on Etsy at any time, and of course she will be with us at Tramshed on the 4th of December with her amazing makes!