Lisa Stickley – 2011 Mentor

With everything from tea towels to crockery, Lisa Stickley’s homewares can be found at Liberty, Heals and Selfridges. She has also written a book ‘Made at Home’ – a bible for crafty girls

With everything from tea towels to crockery, Lisa Stickley’s homewares can be found at Liberty, Heals and Selfridges. She has also written a book ‘Made at Home’ – a bible for crafty girls.

We caught up to talk inspiration and her own experiences of mentoring.

What fired your ambition to start your own business?
I’ve always been driven and didn’t want to work for anyone else. By the time I had completed my MA in printed textile design, I had done a range of tablecloths for Burberry so it was easier to launch myself.

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What’s been a career high?
I love the work I do for Liberty and loved my project with the Tate. I never imagined I would be able to travel but we’ve just launched in Japan – it’s incredible.

What’s the best careers advice that you’ve been given?
Understand and acknowledge your weaknesses and accept help in those areas. One person can’t do everything.

What makes a good mentor?
It’s good to have someone to bounce ideas off– everyone has different ways of thinking about things. It’s important to be challenged.

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