Kate Toms works from a small studio in Torquay, Devon. She was raised in a creative environment, always making with a love of simple, handcrafted decorations which inspired her own collection. Her hobby became her work and she started The Angel Bill Trading Co in 2002.
Alongside her passion for making Kate also illustrates books for children. Each piece within the collection mixes various media, many take inspiration from the recycled and vintage textiles. They are constructed using many techniques such as hand, machine and free machine embroidery, collage and dyeing.
Much of Kate’s inspiration comes from a collection of memories from her own childhood and those of others; the simple pleasures of playthings of long ago…much loved items showing the patina of age and hours of play, objects and images which have fuelled the imagination of children for generations are those that appear, reinvented, in my simple, endearing and quirky designs.