sincerelylouise

Faux taxidermy inspired knitting kits and patterns.

Brixton, United Kingdom · 2883 Sales

sincerelylouise

Faux taxidermy inspired knitting kits and patterns.

Brixton, United Kingdom 2883 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   All our orders are shipped on the same or next day and you can choose to upgrade the postage for even faster delivery! Yippie!

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Last updated on Mar 25, 2017

All our orders are shipped on the same or next day and you can choose to upgrade the postage for even faster delivery! Yippie!

Louise Walker

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Louise Walker

Mini Fox Hat - Innocent Big Knit Charity Kit
$7.13
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About

Sincerely Louise

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!

Sincerely,
Louise x

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  • Louise Walker

    Owner

    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.

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  • Artisan Model Makers

    Gloucester, England

    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.

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Last updated on Mar 26, 2017
Frequently asked questions

UK Delivery Information

We aim to ship our orders on the same or next working day. Our same day cut of point is 2pm. Orders placed on Friday after 2pm are dispatched on Monday.

All parcels are sent using the Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For service and should arrive within 48 hours after dispatch. This is a tracked and signed for service. Orders can be upgraded to a '1st Class Signed For' service and should arrive 24 hours after dispatch. We can offer a next day special delivery service on request for an additional fee.

Tracking number are only available on request.

European and International Delivery Information

Orders shipped to Europe should take 3 - 5 working days to arrive.

Orders shipped to countries outside of Europe should take 5 - 7 working days to arrive.

All International Customers
Orders are sent via a standard (non tracked) service which is not guaranteed. However you can upgrade your order to a signed for service which is tracked and guaranteed to arrive.

These timescales are estimates given by Royal Mail and are not guaranteed by Sincerely Louise unless using a signed for service. The address given at checkout will be the one the item is sent to, Sincerely Louise cannot send another item if the incorrect delivery details are entered resulting in an undelivered parcel. If the order is returned the postage will have to be paid again.

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. We recommend choosing a signed for service so we can track your item.

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.

Which kits would you recommend for beginners? Can they teach me how to knit?

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.

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.

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.