emmalamb

Crochet designs by Emma Lamb

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · 676 Sales

emmalamb

Crochet designs by Emma Lamb

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 676 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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cynthiametcalf10

cynthiametcalf10 on Jul 9, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful. Very well made. Emma is wonderful to work with.

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emma lamb + living in colour

All the ladies you will find here in my Etsy store have been hand crocheted by me, Emma Lamb, with my collection of lovely vintage crochet hooks. Such as my 'Forever Flower garlands', I crochet each and every flower using my oldest and dearest hook that belonged to my Mam. It was with that wee hook that she taught me the basics of crochet with when I was around five years old, almost thirty years ago!

Colour is my biggest inspiration. I love to source beautiful palettes to work with. I am particularly drawn to muted vintage tones and pretty floral colors. Charity shops, flea markets and the gorgeous array of vintage shops here on Etsy are a great source of ideas. I love to collect colored glass vases, vintage sewing threads, pretty patterned tins, Depression glass bowls, embroidered linens, kitsch plastic knitting needles, buttons and kokeshi dolls. Anything that is “granny chic” provides me with endless inspiration.

When asked to describe my creative process for my Featured Seller interview { http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/featured-seller-emma-lamb/?ref=fp_featured } I thought of these three words - Ponderous, playful and therapeutic.

Ponderous - When a design idea comes to mind, I like to ponder it for a while; sometimes days, weeks or even months. It feels good to allow it to grow a wee bit before I start working with it. I use my mind as my sketchbook. Unless I have a rush of ideas at once, I don’t like to put too much on paper; doing so can sometimes stifle my enthusiasm for an idea.

Playful - Once I feel an idea is ready to work with, I’ll start to choose yarns and colors that I am particularly drawn to at that moment. For me, choosing colors is a very spontaneous and personal process and can be influenced by anything – how I am feeling, the light in my studio, the last vintage trinket I picked up, or sometimes even just the way my yarns have been randomly piled up in a bowl on my desk. Allowing this part of the process to be as free and playful as possible is a lot of fun.

Therapeutic - Next, I get on with the actual making. The repetitive motion of crochet is incredibly soothing. Often I’ll brew a pot of fresh mint tea, open a bar of chocolate (anything with an 85 percent cocoa content is my favorite) and pop a good film on the box.

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  • Emma Lamb

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Accountant, Marketing, Photographer, Stylist, Shipping & Handling, Administration, I Do It All... !

    I grew up on the northeast coast of England, but have lived in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland, for the last 16 years. I share my life with two of my best friends, my partner Mark and our English cocker spaniel, Spanner. They are my world!

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Last updated on November 28, 2013
emma lamb : living in colour

All the ladies you will find here in my Etsy store have been hand crocheted by me, Emma Lamb, with my collection of lovely vintage crochet hooks. Such as my 'Forever Flower garlands', I crochet each and every flower using my oldest and dearest hook that belonged to my Mam. It was with that wee hook that she taught me the basics of crochet with when I was around five years old, almost thirty years ago!

Colour is my biggest inspiration. I love to source beautiful palettes to work with. I am particularly drawn to muted vintage tones and pretty floral colors. Charity shops, flea markets and the gorgeous array of vintage shops here on Etsy are a great source of ideas. I love to collect colored glass vases, vintage sewing threads, pretty patterned tins, Depression glass bowls, embroidered linens, kitsch plastic knitting needles, buttons and kokeshi dolls. Anything that is “granny chic” provides me with endless inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by!
Emma, x

▪ You are most welcome to visit me at my blog - www.emmallamb.blogspot.com

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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▪ All prices are listed in £ (GBP), however you may be able to view prices in your own currency by following the link at the very bottom of this page.
▪ Prices do not include shipping, with the exception of PDF patterns. Detailed shipping costs can be found at the bottom of each item page.
▪ I accept payments via Paypal, meaning you can pay using either your own Paypal account, a credit card or e-cheque.
▪ Orders purchased using an e-cheque will not be processed until the payment has cleared.


Custom orders & 'Customised items'...
▪ All custom orders and customised items must be paid for upfront and in full before any work is undertaken including sourcing and sampling.
Shipping
'Ready to ship' items and general shipping policy...

▪ Once I have received your order I will send you a 'convo' with the relevant shipping details. I currently ship orders twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays...
-- Orders placed from Friday to Monday inclusive will be shipped on a Tuesday.
-- Orders placed from Tuesday to Thursday inclusive will be shipped on a Friday.
▪ Orders purchased using an e-cheque will not be shipped until the payment has cleared.
▪ Please note all items will be shipped via one of the following methods which include tracking and/or insurance...
-- Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class stamps
-- Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm
-- International Signed For Small Packets
-- Airsure Small Packets
▪ Please note shipping costs include: shipping costs include a £2.00 charge for packaging & handling in addition to the postage cost. Any discrepancy between predicted and actual shipping costs over £1.00 will be refunded.
▪ Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
▪ I use recycled and recyclable packaging materials where possible.
▪ Please note that all of my items are gift wrapped as standard, if you would prefer your item not to be gift wrapped please lave a note in the 'note to seller' box upon checkout. You can see examples of my gift wrapping on my 'About' page here...
-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/emmalamb/about/


'Made to order' & 'Customised items'...
▪ Shipping detailis for made to order and customised items will be confirmed once I have processed your order.
▪ Please also see general shipping policy above.


Custom orders...
▪ Specific shipping details for custom orders will be discussed and finalised before purchase takes place.
▪ Please also see general shipping policy above.


Digital PDF patterns...
▪ Digital PDF patterns can be downloaded manually via the 'Files Ready to Download' button at the top of your invoice.
Refunds and Exchanges
▪ If you are not entirely satisfied with your item once it arrives please send me a 'convo' within 7 days of receiving it and we can work out which would be better for you, a refund or an exchange.
▪ Please note that no refund will be given or exchange will be sent until the original item has been returned to me in it's original condition.
▪ Please note that the customer is resposnible for all costs incurred in returning items for either a refund or an exchange.
▪ Please note that shipping fees will not be refunded.
▪ Refunds and exchanges will not be given for lost parcels unless they are returned to me by the postal services in their original condition.
▪ If your item arrives damaged please send me a picture of the packaging and the damage to the item, repairs may be possible depending on the severity of the damage to your item.


Custom orders & 'Customised items'...
▪ Any and all items created to a customer's individual specifications are not eligible for returns, refunds or exchanges unless they are deemed faulty.
▪ Please note that this does not include 'Made to order' items, please refer to the policies listed above.


Digital PDF patterns...
▪ Digital PDF patterns cannot be returned, refunded or exchanged once they have been downloaded.
▪ If you wish to cancel a purchase for a digital PDF pattern you must inform me immediately.
▪ In the unlikely event that a digital PDF pattern email does not reach you or is corrupted upon delivery I shall work with you to find another delivery method to ensure you receive your purchase in perfect condition.
Additional policies and FAQs
:: FAQs ::

▪ Do you accept custom orders?
:: Yes I do accept custom orders. Please see my shop announcement for more details or feel free to contact me with your ideas.

▪ Do you accept consignment contracts?
:: No, I do not accept consignment contracts.

▪ Do you accept wholesale orders?
:: Currently I am not accepting wholesale orders.

▪ There is an item in your sold pages that I would like to order, can I do this?
:: Due to the handmade nature of my crochet designs most are one of a kind originals, so the exact item you see in my sold pages is no longer for sale. However I am happy to take custom orders for a similar items, while they will not be identical they will be created with the essence of the original design.

▪ Can you tell me which yarns you use in your designs?
:: No. I have taken much time and care to source some great yarns for my designs and I will be keeping that wee trade secret to myself.

▪ Can I buy patterns for your designs?
:: Please see my shop for current PDF availability

▪ I would like to share your work with my blog / website followers, can I use your images?
:: All images, words and designs in my Etsy shop are my own and copyright protected. I am thrilled if you are inspired by what you see and read here, but please do be respectful of my copyright and intellectual property rights.
If you wish to post any of my copyrighted material on your own blog or website I am happy for you to do so on the conditions that you credit me as 'Emma Lamb', link back to my Etsy shop and either send me a 'conversation' or e-mail me at emmallamb[at]gmail[dot]com with a link to your post or webpage.

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Last updated - November 2013