LavenderHeartUK

Gifts, cards and decorations individually made by hand

London, United Kingdom · 10 Sales

LavenderHeartUK

Gifts, cards and decorations individually made by hand

London, United Kingdom 10 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(2)

Announcement   Each item in my shop is individually handmade by me from new materials. I'm happy to make custom orders - just contact me through this shop.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 12, 2016

Each item in my shop is individually handmade by me from new materials. I'm happy to make custom orders - just contact me through this shop.

Alison Stokes

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Alison Stokes

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2)
Sally Cadle

Sally Cadle on Jan 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

2016 Gingy joined his mates from previous years for a very jolly Christmas.

Anonymous on Aug 14, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely WONDERFUL. What a charming little flower & an even more delightful seller - a wonderful experience!! Highly recommended - buy with confidence for superb goods & customer service. Delivery was very quick & item beautifully packed.

About

Creativity through knitting and stitching

Stitchery seems to run in my family. Researching my family history I discovered my great-grandmother was a tailoress; my aunt (a GI bride and resident in the US for over 60 years) is an amazing quilter; my grandmother a brilliantly neat knitter - and then there's me! My grandmother taught me to knit before I went to school and I loved making dolls' clothes and booties for my baby sister. I was taught basic sewing and embroidery at school and over time I have tried my hand at dressmaking, cross-stitching, tapestry, quilting and embroidery. Recently I've become enamoured with crochet with thread and am gradually incorporating this into my product range.

When my daughter was at primary school I ran the Parent-Teacher Association for a couple of years and in that time established a Christmas and Easter bazaar where the children could spend their pocket money on small handmade items as gifts and treats. We, the mums, made everything from knitted Christmas baubles to painted picture frames, felt bunnies to chocolate truffles. I know some of those children who still have these souvenirs of their school days and I hope it has encouraged them to believe that handmade is best. To encourage more folk to try making for themselves I've now started putting together some kits based on my own products.

I prefer to work with new materials and often incorporate handmade work from other talented craftspeople in my own creations - the handmade ceramic buttons I use in my corsages are a special example. I love colour and find hand-dyed yarn and thread especially inspiring.

Although I love meeting my customers face to face at fairs because they are so often the source of new ideas and always of helpful feedback, I love the fact that Etsy allows me to travel the world virtually both to source supplies and beautiful items from other makers. I hope you will find something you like in the LavenderHeartUK shop and will, like my other customers, give me ideas and feedback.

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  • Alison Stokes

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Knitter, Embroiderer

    Having worked in the financial world for many years I left in the mid 1990s and concentrated on being a mum before exploring my creative side through Lavender Heart and Aliscrafty from 2008.

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