Fruitbat Textiles

Award winning hand weaver, dyer & milliner
Fruitbat Textiles is an award winning, hand crafted textiles business created and run by Charlotte Martin.

Charlotte mixes her own dyes and weaves the fabrics and is a trained milliner. Based in her workshop in a creative corner of Ilminster, South Somerset. Hugely passionate about keeping traditional crafts alive within the country and she works hard to educate society about the skills and standards needed to create traditional hand crafted pieces.

Living in an area of outstanding beauty, Charlotte’s work is motivated by the seasons – whether it’s the bluebell fields of spring; the beautiful dusk light on a ham stone building during summer; the leaves and trees and rich, rusty oranges of autumn; or the magical light of a frosty, winter morning – Charlotte manages to capture the look and feel of these stunning environments in her dying and weaving.

She creates hand woven and dyed luxury accessories for both men and women. Her often bespoke, unique pieces range from scarves and wraps, flat caps and other casual style hats, to occasion wear such as hats and fascinators. She also takes commissions.
Available to buy from stock, or can be made bespoke to order.
Studio visits are currently running on an appointment only basis Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm. Get in touch to book your slot.
Trade memberships / Awards / Qualifications
BA (hons) Textiles for Fashion and Interiors, specialised in Woven Textiles.
Licentiate of the Society of Designer Craftsmen
Winner of 2016 Ploy Weiss Colour Prize from SDC
Associate of Devon Guild of Crafts
Member of the Heritage Crafts Association


Unit 3b Rose Mills Industrial Estate, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9PS
Telephone: 07525 618653


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