Hey! It's Maria, the face and pair of hands behind Rosita Studio. I'm originally from l'Empordà, a beautiful coastal area of Catalonia but I live in Wiltshire, UK, with my partner and my dog Poppy.
Rosita was my grandma. She was to me, the ultimate example of the simple life. An authentic, ordinary woman, hard working, multi skilled in rural crafts and, wise on the matters of nature and traditions... An inspiration on the values I pursue daily in my life and business.
I first started sewing when I was five, taught by my mum who is herself a seamstress and sewing teacher. Growing up I learnt many different sewing techniques with her. Later I trained as a pattern and dressmaker and studied Fashion Design in Barcelona.
I have always loved crafts in general but particularly colours, textures and sewing which led to my interest in embroidery from a young age. Inspired by all the old embroidered table and bed linens patiently stitched in the past by women in my family, I started creating colourful modern heirlooms and this is how Rosita Studio was born.
My mum and I, circa 1993