Tornedge is a partnership between two sisters-in-law Amelia and Anna Newton. They have complementary design styles and have produced a range of beautiful silk and woollen scarves, vibrant velvet cushions and handmade embossed prints. We caught up with Amelia to find out more about one half of this fab design duo.
If you weren’t a designer-maker, what would you be right now?
I could not be anything else.
When did you realise you wanted to be a designer?
As a teenager.
Describe your work in three words.
Vibrant, striking, timeless.
Are there any other designers whose work you admire, and why?
Margo Selby – for the ability to reinvent her ideas and be both fresh and recognisable, and for her business acumen.
What do you do in your free time?
What’s one thing you like to do every day without fail?
Eat something healthy.
What brings you the greatest satisfaction?
Designing new products/people appreciating my designs.
What’s the best advice you have been given?
What’s the best gift you have ever received?
A ceramic sculpture of a sheep.
What is your favourite quote?
“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool”.- Shakespeare
What is in your bucket list?
Too many items to list.
What is the best piece you have bought and from whom?
A small wooden sculpture by a famous Polish sculptor Marcin Rząsa.