thekittensmittensuk

Hand knit items for you, your family and your home.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom · 374 Sales

thekittensmittensuk

Hand knit items for you, your family and your home.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 374 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Angela Gebbie

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Angela Gebbie

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About

A Passion For Knitting

I first learnt to knit, age 16,during a computer strike in the civil service. We did as much as we could clerically & tidying until the managers admitted defeat & said we could bring in our knitting until normality resumed. Aah, I didn't want to admit to the older women that I could only do garter stitch, & so begged my darling Granny 'teach me how to knit a jumper, please!!!'.

The strike ended but my knitting didn't! Once taught this fine art I couldn't stop, much to the amusement of my Gramps who muttered that I would surely run out of things to knit.

In the 80s it was huge mohair jumpers, quickly followed by vividly patterned geometrics & picture jumpers. I couldnt get enough of graphs!
In the 90s, when kids came along, it was jackets with dollies on & matching hats, aran duffle coats & toys galore.

A few years ago I decided to turn my passion into a little business. I still wake up thinking how lucky I am to be doing something I love.

I now sell my little knitted fancies on a few internet sites & the satisfaction of knowing someone is wearing something I've made is immense.
Who would believe you could get so much enjoyment from a couple of needles & a ball of yarn. Bliss!!

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Shop members

  • Angela Gebbie

    Owner, Designer, Knitter

  • Ringo

    Assistant

    Ringo is my hubby who does the post office run & has been known to knit up the middles of poppies in busy periods. As you can see he is a deadringer for Iggy Pop!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 16, 2017
Welcome to my little shop! I hope you find what you are looking for. I pride myself on giving you a quality product that is entirely hand knit and stitched - a refreshing change in a mass produced world! If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me, I am always happy to help x

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment can be made by either paypal or direct checkout. If you are in the UK I will also take a postal order or bank transfer; please contact me for details.
Shipping
Orders are despatched within 1-3 days.

I use 1st class Royal Mail for orders in the UK. Orders costing £20 or more will be sent signed for.

International orders under £20 will be sent by Royal Mail International standard and does not include tracking. Orders over £20 will be sent with tracking.
Please understand that although I despatch timeously, the postal system gets very busy around Christmas. Bad weather and customs can, occasionally, delay items but they do arrive. I appreciate your patience when ordering internationally.

The onus is on the buyer to ensure that the address is correct on etsy orders/paypal/direct checkout.

The customer is responsible for any customs charges or local taxes which may apply in their country.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not entirely happy with your item then you are welcome to return it for a full refund. Please contact me within 14 days of receiving your item. The item should be returned unused & in the same condition that it was sent out. Return postage will not be refunded.
Custom orders will only be refunded at my discretion.