Where did you study?

I did 1 years art foundation at Cumbria college of art and design and then went on to study printed textiles at York St. John university.
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What inspires you?
Animals mainly and everything that I see around me. I love nature and I store scenes in my head ready to design with.
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Have you always wanted to be a designer?
Yes….. It was in my blood to be creative.
What collections are you working on?
Currently working on Autumn/ Winter 15/16 and adding to my existing collections. I am having a lot of fun with the new designs.
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Are you going to develop your designs and in what way?
 My designs are always developing and I am looking at other products that will suit my work. I am also developing a bespoke range.
You design under Michelle Gemmel and your company is called  Memelou? Where did the name come from? 
My family call me Meme and my middle name is louise so the 2 names just fit together. : )
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Have you plans to create other products?
Yes! I want to expand into stationary, wall stickers, children’s books, mugs. Its all very exciting!!
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Tell us what you love about Autumn/Winter?
I love how everything around me is golden and crisp in Autumn. I like wrapping up warm and being cosy inside with the fire on in winter. It makes me happy.
Find Michelle Gemmel’s Prints here on Amelias Barn http://www.ameliasbarn.co.uk/designermakers-31-c.asp