Yorkshire based knitwear and crochet designer...
...who also enjoys lifting heavy weights, building stuff and trying to have 'the good life', planting veg, hives of bee's, fields of sheep and one day hopefully some chickens and a few alpaca. You can dream!
I love being hands on creative, cutting, sticking, chopping, painting, splattering but also being quite techie and having trained in pattern cutting and tailoring somehow marries perfectly with knit/crochet design and pattern writing.
I have worked in house at Rowan yarns for almost 20 years being the Senior Designer, technical manager and also styling and art directing the majority of photo shoots it is a varied and rewarding job.
I have also pursued an independent side with tutoring at residential workshops in Tuscany and more locally plus selling my wares at yarn events such as Yarndale. For an anxious hermit these can be a bit of a worry but the reward of meeting all the crafters and other designer makers is always worth it!
me at Yarndale 2019!