Client: Makower UK. My debut fabric collection for Makower UK is a playful and whimsical children’s novelty mermaid theme. Merryn was designed with my daughter and granddaughters in mind. The Little Mermaid being a much loved favourite book and film during my daughter’s childhood, and now with my granddaughters. Also, inspired by my love of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tales and with a nod to the mermaid folklores in Cornwall, where I live.

The origins of the name, Merryn, meaning “joy” and “born of the sea” seemed a perfect name for my first fabric collection. What little girl doesn’t want to be a mermaid at some point?! “Always be yourself. Unless you can be a mermaid. Then always be a mermaid”!