Karen Bennett's Profile

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Hi! My name is Karen and I have been hand knitting since my Grandmother and Great Aunt taught me to knit back in England when I was about 8 years old. I got interested in learning to design my own items in my teens and went on to owning my own knitting shop in York, England in my 20's. At my shop, I operated a hand knitting service making custom garments, mainly for babies and kids, then expanding to custom designing and making machine knitted garments.
My design label is called Hand Knit Artisans. Why? Because I dream to curate and be an artisan boutique for local textile artisans to create and sell their creations.
Today, a move to the US to marry my husband and a son later, I still love to design, knit, sew and aim to create stylish, easy to knit and wearable hand knit patterns and wear. Also check out my sewing arts at my other shop White Horse Cottage Decor:…

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  • Joined September 13, 2011

Favorite materials

Organic yarns, merino wool, hand painted yarns, natural yarns, fair trade items, bamboo, silk, cotton

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HandKnitArtisans
Artisan fiber accessories.

About

Hi! My name is Karen and I have been hand knitting since my Grandmother and Great Aunt taught me to knit back in England when I was about 8 years old. I got interested in learning to design my own items in my teens and went on to owning my own knitting shop in York, England in my 20's. At my shop, I operated a hand knitting service making custom garments, mainly for babies and kids, then expanding to custom designing and making machine knitted garments.
My design label is called Hand Knit Artisans. Why? Because I dream to curate and be an artisan boutique for local textile artisans to create and sell their creations.
Today, a move to the US to marry my husband and a son later, I still love to design, knit, sew and aim to create stylish, easy to knit and wearable hand knit patterns and wear. Also check out my sewing arts at my other shop White Horse Cottage Decor: http://www.etsy.com/shop/whitehorsecottage

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