Tracey Lord's Profile

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I'm a knit designer-turned-teacher-turned-knit designer again and I'm descended from generations of weavers so there must have been something in the genes...

I trained as a textile designer at university before making the leap to having my own company, first in Camden, later on in Portobello Road. I then wrote courses and taught lots of lovely students how to delight in colour and texture too, but try as I might I couldn't leave the yarn bug alone. These days my time's divided between teaching, writing pattern books and designing/making limited editions or one-offs for the joy of it.

I love making colourful clothes and accessories that kids and adults like to wear, as well as retro homewares that hark back to my gran's time. Cheese At Fourpence is named after one of her favourite phrases (she would berate me for being lazy, by saying "don't just stand…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 13
  • Joined September 20, 2008

Favorite materials

cotton, silk, cashmere, merino, linen, lurex, and anything llama

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About

I'm a knit designer-turned-teacher-turned-knit designer again and I'm descended from generations of weavers so there must have been something in the genes...

I trained as a textile designer at university before making the leap to having my own company, first in Camden, later on in Portobello Road. I then wrote courses and taught lots of lovely students how to delight in colour and texture too, but try as I might I couldn't leave the yarn bug alone. These days my time's divided between teaching, writing pattern books and designing/making limited editions or one-offs for the joy of it.

I love making colourful clothes and accessories that kids and adults like to wear, as well as retro homewares that hark back to my gran's time. Cheese At Fourpence is named after one of her favourite phrases (she would berate me for being lazy, by saying "don't just stand there like cheese at fourpence, do something!"). Not a bad adage for life....

My other Etsy shop, Lord and Taft, contains my accessory designs for adults, whilst Cheese at Fourpence is the naughty little sister, home of my kids' designs.

My designs are hand-machine knitted or hand-knitted, or a bit of both, and hand-finished, in lovely soft yarns: cotton, softest wools and alpacas, silks and fluffy microfibre: nothing itchy for little people's skin or sensitive ladies' hands.

You can hand or cool machine wash the pieces, unless otherwise stated.

My designs are all original and copyrighted, (c) Tracey Lord 1990-2015.

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