I am a keen crafter, love sewing and crocheting but I am passionate about hand knitting.
My mum taught me to knit at around the age of 7, and I haven’t stopped since. Knitting isn’t really trendy but it’s definitely not just for Nana’s – it’s great therapy and I love it!
Using modern, quality yarn and traditional techniques I create ranges which vary from quirky to traditional - mug hugs, tea cosies, chocolate covers, and much, much more. Recently I have produced knitted dolls that are suitable for infants from birth and are CE marked.
The sheep tea cosies and mug hugs have been my most evocative and popular items - brightly coloured merino wool background and very soft polyester yarn sheep give a tactile product which brings a smile to all faces. Considered as images of Yorkshire and our beautiful countryside they have been bought and sent as far afield as Japan, New Zealand/Australia (as if they dont have enough sheep) and USA.
Another favourite is the traditional red Poppy brooch sold year round. It comes in 2 sizes and a range of shades of red , to suit all personalities and all sales attract a donation to Royal British Legion and a less know charity NGVFA (National Gulf Veteran & Families Association) .
Rainbows have been adopted as the symbol of lockdown. They mean many things to many different people but are universally accepted as representing hope and peace. I have knitted rainbow tea cosies, mug hugs and poppies. I am making donation on sales of all rainbow items, and my knitted dolls, to charities which help the most vunerable in these unprecedented times ….. NSPCC, Childline and Refuge.
I take inspiration from all around me and am happy to take on commission pieces.
Take time to look at our products. Yorkshire crafters can certainly make truly beautiful practical and decorative items. Happy shopping!