Announcement Find us this weekend at the Knitting and Stitching Show!
Find us this weekend at the Knitting and Stitching Show!
Chuck. on Feb 26, 2017
Practically a novice knitter so this was a great, easy pattern to follow. Very proud of my lovely hat! :)
Chantelle Collett-Ellis on Feb 25, 2017
Gorgeous kit! I want a whole collection of them!
Sincerely Louise began in 2011 as an instagram account documenting my personal knitting projects.
Whilst studying commercial photography at university I learnt to knit and truly caught the bug. I began hand making props for the fashion editorials I was shooting, most famously a series of wigs known as 'Wooly Head', which helped launch my career once I graduated.
After leaving university I knew becoming a photographers assistant wasn't for me. I'd preferred making the props throughout my last two photographic projects and found myself knitting instead of looking for work. During that time, the internet discovered my 'Wooly Heads' and my work was featured by online newspapers and blogs across the world. Enquires started flooding in.
I was soon commissioned by Boden to make six faux taxidermy pieces for their A/W 2013 press day at Somerset House. These British beasts included the fox, badger, deer and rabbit which would eventually become my first set of knitting kits. I also started pattern designing for magazines and was commissioned to make more woodland critters.
Six months later I received an exciting call from David & Charles, who were interested in my work and a potential collaboration. I spent the following eight months designing and photographing projects, the results of which can be seen in my debut book, Faux Taxidermy Knits.
After finishing the book, I spent time concentrating on my own pattern design and began working on releasing kits, which made their debut at the 2014 Knitting and Stitching Show. I've since been featured by Mollie Makes, The Telegraph and on the Etsy homepage.
I'm currently working on new designs and kits, so watch this space!
Louise Walker is a self taught designer, author and maker with a degree in commercial photography. Commissioned by Boden, Mollie Makes, Phileas Fogg and Stylecraft, her work has been featured by the likes of Tatler, The Guardian and The Telegraph.
Artisan Model Makers
Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
Artisan Model Makers is a family run buisness that provides laser cutting and model making services. I have chosen to work with this company because they offer high quality, professional services and ethical practices.
Find sincerelylouise at the following upcoming market!
The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show
Olympia, Hammersmith Rd
London, Greater London
The Knitting & Stitching Shows are the definitive events for anyone with a love of textile based craft. The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show champions creativity with hunderds of workshops, demonstrations, interactive features on offer as well as 200 of our most loved exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies. Spend a day re-stocking your yarn stash, learning to knit, mastering the art of tailoring and more. There has never been a better excuse to get involved in craft!
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Which kits would you recommend for beginners?
We'd recommend one of our easy knit scarf knits, like the fox, panda or bear. These kits include tips for beginners throughout the pattern and only use the 'knit' stitch. Our unicorn scarf is also very easy, but does not include the beginner tips. If you can knit, purl and decrease we'd recommend one of our hat kits.
Will your kits teach me how to knit?
Our kits won't teach you how to knit but are designed to be fun and simple knits. We're currently working on our first set of Youtube videos so watch this space. We're always happy to point you in the right direction of our favourite learn to knit videos in the mean time.
Can I order your items as gifts and send them straight to the recipient?
Yes you can. You can add in the note section if your order is a gift and include a special message too. We'll include the order receipt but not any of the prices. We currently wrap each kit in tissue paper. We do not offer a gift wrap service.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?
Item shipping times do vary and are dependant on the weight of the parcel. Kits that weigh under 1kg are sent 1st class and take 1 - 2 working days. Kits that weight over 1kg are sent 2nd class which take 3 - 5 working days. There is an option to upgrade 2nd class parcels to 1st class for an additional fee.
Items shipped to Europe should take 3 - 5 working days, however in some circumstances can take up to 20 working days. A courier service can be requested for faster delivery.
Items shipped to international countries outside of Europe should take 5 - 7 working days, however in some circumstances can take up to 25 working days. A courier service can be requested for faster delivery.
My item hasn't arrive, what should I do?
If your item hasn't arrived that makes us as upset as you and will do everything we can to get you knitting ASAP!
Firstly we'll ask for you to check your local delivery office to see if it has arrived and being held. In most cases of undelivered items the orders are returned back to SL HQ marked 'not called for'.
If you item has been lost in the post then we'll send another one out to you. In accordance with Royal Mail's lost item policy Sincerely Louise will send the replacement order 10 days after it's due delivery date for UK orders, 20 days after it's due delivery date for European orders and 25 days after it's due delivery date for Worldwide orders.
How do I enter the SL 'Maker of the Month'?
Once you've knitted up your kit simply send us a photo on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you can find us @sincerelylouise. Make sure to hashtag #sincerelylouise so we can find it.
Our kits are available for wholesale orders. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Please note we are currently not taking SOR orders.