The Collagist is an alter ego for Charlotte MacMillan - a multi-disciplinary artist. There are no particular specialities - only a preference for using thread and fabric, but not excluding paint, paper, glue, yarn and digital media. Having been a freelance photographer in London for 22 years, she left London to live in Somerset with her family and concentrated on creating wearable art. Self-taught on a vintage Cornely chain stitcher and Irish embroidery machines, Charlotte creates subversively stitched outfits for performers such as Boy George, Coldplay and John Grant as well as spending her time in her studio messing up photos and found objects with more thread and fabric.
A big thank you to The Collagist for collaborating with The Happy House on this T-shirt Project. Celebrating her artistic talent and her beautiful embroidered work, translated in print with Foil and Puff ink by Happy House, the perfect collaboration. Watch the full interview with The Collagist by our exclusive Happy House Journalist Cassie Beadle. Where Charlotte Talks about her love for T-shirts, Music and designing for Boy George.