Zoe Larkins is the designer and maker behind the handstitched leather jewellery and accessories label, ’Love From Hetty & Dave’. A graduate of Silver Smithing at Kent Institute of Art & Design in 2001, Zoe was soon drawn to the more tactile qualities of leather & textiles.
Inspired by South American folk art, vintage design and 1950s kitsch, by 2004 Zoe began her own range of handstitched nappa leather handbags, purses, brooches, and necklaces, selling on London’s Portobello and Spitalfields markets. Selling from the website, and select boutiques in the UK, Europe and Japan, Love From Hetty & Dave designs have been picked up by customers all over the world, including Amy Winehouse, Deborah Meaden, and Jodie Marsh.
Love From Hetty and Dave craft projects have been featured in Eithne Farry’s book, ‘Lovely Things to Make for Girls of Slender Means’, and ‘State of Craft by Victoria Woodcock. Designs have been featured in The Guardian, The Observer, The Telegraph, Metro, NME, to name but a few.
You can find Zoe busily stitching in her ‘Love From Hetty & Dave’ shop/studio, in Pokesdown, Bournemouth, on most days.
“It’s wonderful to be involved with Show & Tell, I look forward top meeting lots of new friends.”