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I am a graphic designer who left the big city in search of my fortune. (Actually I just really wanted to live in the countryside.)

I have recently settled in Napier in the Overberg (near the bottom, most Southern tip of Africa) and apart from discovering the joys of no traffic and growing your own vegetables, I have had time to indulge my passion for knitting.

See more of my country life in Napier at http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/handmade-portraits-biscuit-scout-12008/

It all started a long time ago when I decided to knit a cover for my ageing washing machine. I loved the result so much, that I experimented with various patterns and wools and shapes and sizes; using knitting as a functional art form. It opened…

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  • Joined April 16, 2010

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About

Hello

I am a graphic designer who left the big city in search of my fortune. (Actually I just really wanted to live in the countryside.)

I have recently settled in Napier in the Overberg (near the bottom, most Southern tip of Africa) and apart from discovering the joys of no traffic and growing your own vegetables, I have had time to indulge my passion for knitting.

See more of my country life in Napier at http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/handmade-portraits-biscuit-scout-12008/

It all started a long time ago when I decided to knit a cover for my ageing washing machine. I loved the result so much, that I experimented with various patterns and wools and shapes and sizes; using knitting as a functional art form. It opened up a whole world of possibilities, but back then I still had a day job and knitting took a back seat.

So when I found myself sitting on my porch staring at the cows in the valley, I decided it was time to knit in earnest. I now knit in a thoroughly contemporary way using a chunky Aran style and do winter “jerseys” for ottomans and armchairs, funky cross-shaped scatter cushions and pretty much anything that takes my fancy.

When I started out, I needed a label in a hurry and being fairly remote, I didn't know where to go to. I decided to use what I have and that's why you will see a little red knitted tag on each of my products.

If you would like to know more, order a bespoke piece or chat about the merits of being woken by chickens in the morning, please give me a shout.

Have a super day.

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