Carole, aka Maggie Magoo Designs, creates contemporary artwork inspired by the natural world, folk art, and mid-century design. Plants, flowers, and insects feature throughout. Autumn, with all its glorious colours, is Carole’s favourite season, so she was especially happy to be asked to contribute autumnal issues of Love Embroidery. As much of Carole’s art is designed digitally, the slow pace of embroidery a relaxing contrast. Carole started out studying for a degree in surface pattern design and printed textiles at Leeds College of Art. From there worked for Hallmark Cards as a greetings card designer for almost 20 years.