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Back in the cold, hard Winter of 2008, I overcame the lingering mental scars of childhood school-induced knitting traumas and took up my needles once again, partly in the spirit of ‘Make Do & Mend’ recessionary times, but mostly to stop myself from spending my every waking hour sitting working at a computer.

By Winter 2009, I decided I wanted my knitting time to be more productive – to make items that are simple, beautiful and authentic – using natural materials – made by hand to be treasured, as an antidote to the conspicuous spending and disposable culture that had sprung up in the previous decade. With a background in housing design, a love of home-making and refurbishing old furniture – creating beautiful accessories for the home was an obvious choice.

I hand-knit with bamboo needles using mostly 100% wool, along with natural fibres…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 27
  • Joined July 7, 2010

Favorite materials

Wool, Donegal Aran Tweed, Cotton, Bamboo, Cashmere

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About

Back in the cold, hard Winter of 2008, I overcame the lingering mental scars of childhood school-induced knitting traumas and took up my needles once again, partly in the spirit of ‘Make Do & Mend’ recessionary times, but mostly to stop myself from spending my every waking hour sitting working at a computer.

By Winter 2009, I decided I wanted my knitting time to be more productive – to make items that are simple, beautiful and authentic – using natural materials – made by hand to be treasured, as an antidote to the conspicuous spending and disposable culture that had sprung up in the previous decade. With a background in housing design, a love of home-making and refurbishing old furniture – creating beautiful accessories for the home was an obvious choice.

I hand-knit with bamboo needles using mostly 100% wool, along with natural fibres like cotton and bamboo. I’m particularly fond of using Donegal Tweed wool, made here in Ireland using traditional methods.

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