First up its Abbey! She's been with us for 6 months and is our Supervisor in the Trentham Store.
I started working at Yellowstone in June of last year after finishing my degree in Textile Surfaces at Staffordshire University, I live in Stafford and have two very silly cats!
What do you do besides working at Yellowstone?
I’m currently working on setting up my own business and brand which will include a small collection of homeware products that I’m developing from my final degree work - I'll be designing and making products such as cushions, prints and small accessories. It’s something I’m really excited about and can’t wait to begin printing and making - I'm hoping to be able to launch towards the end of the year!
What is your favourite item at Yellowstone?
My favourite work at Yellowstone is Ruth Allen's screen prints, I love how they have a retro feel but still contemporary - one of these is definitely on my wish list!
I try to be super organised and keep everything in order. We offer a framing service at YS so I'm often making sure we have enough supplies and customers orders are all being done on time. Some days I feel like a framing machine! As I'm in the shop 3 days a week I also really like getting to know our regulars and making sure everyone is getting great customer service from us all. It's so important to us at Yellowstone and I think that the personal touch in shops, makes all the difference. I also love so much of the work we have at Yellowstone, it's very easy to be passionate about it!
What is your favourite time of year working at Yellowstone?
My favourite time to be at Yellowstone is when the sun is shining and everybody's in a good mood, Trentham's such a lovely place to be in the summer.
and finally, Tell us a fun fact about yourself?
I'm a frequent sleep talker/walker (much to the dismay of my boyfriend!) and spend quite a few nights of the week rambling away and running around doing random sleepy things!