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Thank you for stopping by my etsy store, I hope you will like what you see, and be inspired in some way, either in design or colour, or to add a new addition to your wardrobe.

iLE AiYE is:
100% AFFORDABLE
100% UNIQUE
100% HANDMADE

I knit everything from the inspiration that I get from each new yarn that I see and touch. So each piece that you see in my store has been created entirely from my connection with the yarn.

iLE AiYE own the 'Design Rights' to all the clothing designs created and listed under the name of iLE AiYE which are found here on etsy, and at other internet hosting sites.
Please respect the unique identity of iLE AiYE's fashion design style…

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  • Born on July 17
  • Joined October 4, 2007

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About

Thank you for stopping by my etsy store, I hope you will like what you see, and be inspired in some way, either in design or colour, or to add a new addition to your wardrobe.

iLE AiYE is:
100% AFFORDABLE
100% UNIQUE
100% HANDMADE

I knit everything from the inspiration that I get from each new yarn that I see and touch. So each piece that you see in my store has been created entirely from my connection with the yarn.

iLE AiYE own the 'Design Rights' to all the clothing designs created and listed under the name of iLE AiYE which are found here on etsy, and at other internet hosting sites.
Please respect the unique identity of iLE AiYE's fashion design style.


ilE AiYE
Following a truly inspirational trip taken to Nigeria in 1992, the colours, smells, way of living completely changed my view of western living, and as such, 'iLE AiYE' meaning 'House of Life' in the Nigerian Language 'Yoruba' was born.

I Produce ladies knitted fashion, and accessories
I constantly try to create a unique style, which flatters a womans figure to it's ultimate best.
My designs are sold to young girls right up to older ladies, I attempt to dress slim women as well as the fuller figured veluptuous shapely women.
It's important that women of all age and shape have an equal status in their style of dress, and I endevour to provide this.

I've found many of my accessories are the perfect gift for friends, or the ideal garment for your wardrobe.

Everything in my store is hand knitted, designed, produced, modelled, packed and shipped by me.

I have taught myself to knit, and therefore I make up my own patterns and designs, I am as yet still unable to read and execute a knitting pattern, and to be honest I have no intentions on learning that skill.

I try to use 80% recycled / discontinued yarns, in my products, which often means my work is part of a limited edition or a complete original, and lends me to pass on affordable clothing to women of all walks of life.

I've been knitting for around 6 years now, since i started I've just not stopped, my little home constantly has the sound of clicking from my needles. I love knitting, creating and yarns like you wouldn't believe, I have stacks of yarn and just can't knit as fast as I can think of new ideas. so please pop back any time to check out any new designs I've created,

I knit everything from the inspiration that I get from each new yarn that I see and touch. So each piece that you see in my store has been created entirely from my connection with the yarn.

I also use unconventional techniques to create my designs. So please be advised that I'm not a technical knitter, but more of an organic knitwear designers.

My signature technique of knitting has been widely admired by my competitors here on etsy, you'll find many different knitters with similar designs to iLE AiYE. Rest assured, I am happy they have found inspiration from my work.

I on the other hand don't recreate others or mass produced knitting patterns. I see no excitement from that personally.

2 years ago I gave up my day job (which was at Central St Martins School of Art & Design) I now spend my days knitting myself stupid, and recently completed a leather accessories foundation course at Cordwainers/ one of the oldest leather schools in the UK.

My customers have thankfully kept me extremely busy, and constantly challenge me with new ideas feel free to do the same.

Please visit my other etsy store which is full of unique and one off accessories such as jewellery, fabric scarfs, leather cuffs, pouches and bags http://oddsandsods.etsy.com
or my clearance store, http://clearance.etsy.com for knitted samples / seconds.
i'm a proud member of Artisans Gallery team http://team.etsy.com/viewteam.php?id=773
and the Full Time Etsy crafters team http://team.etsy.com/viewteam.php?id=416

I'd also like to mention, that a very talented writer Caryn Arnold, from the USA has written many of my descriptions within my store, this is completely voluntary on her part, and i love the fact that from being a wonderful repeat customer of mine, we have found a friendship, and a common ground, which is exciting for us both. A Big Thank you to Caryn, THE POET.

and a big hug and kiss to my son who's a dab hand with a camera, and has taken the majority of my photos, I luvs him. xx

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