BeckyGarratt

Handmade, illustrated items <3

Norwich, England · 746 Sales

BeckyGarratt

Handmade, illustrated items <3

Norwich, England 746 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(177)

Announcement   Thanks for checking out my shop! I'm always working on new things so follow me on instagram and twitter @_beckygarratt_ and read my blog beckygarratt.blogspot.com to stay updated ^_^

Announcement

Last updated on 14 May, 2018

Thanks for checking out my shop! I'm always working on new things so follow me on instagram and twitter @_beckygarratt_ and read my blog beckygarratt.blogspot.com to stay updated ^_^

Becky Garratt

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Becky Garratt

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(177)
Jason

Jason on 12 Jun, 2018

4 out of 5 stars

I have a friend that loves avocados, so I figured this would be a good gift for her. She was really happy to receive it! The pattern is great, but I think that most of the stitches should be called out as singles instead of doubles. The stone came out a bit strange when I used all doubles per the way the pattern was written. After that adjustment, though, the end product was great! I did a little revision to my avocado (moved the eyes up a bit and put a little smile on it, right above the stone), but the product comes out great as-is!

Elizabeth Noble

Elizabeth Noble on 07 May, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Have completed my collection of these zines. Very happy with purchase! XxX

Kimlee

Kimlee on 13 Feb, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant items and so cute! Very well made too! I love Becky's shop, she is a very talented crafter and highly recommended.

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Updates

All my crochet items are on sale this month! When they're gone they're gone, I'm going to be concentrating on illustrated work in the new year :)
Both these cuties are now re listed and ready to post sparkling_heart
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About

Drawing with yarn.

I’m Becky and this is my shop where I design, create and send items to you, all with my own fair hands. I’m based in a Victorian terrace in Norwich, UK where I try to surround myself with things that I find interesting or that bring back a memory of something whether it’s the old slush puppy cup I keep pens in (from the time Will took me to London Dungeons for Valentines) or the first amigurumi yokai I made, always staring at me with a little scowl. Both my illustration and crochet work are generally inspired by things I see around me whether it’s people, patterns, books, myths, documentaries, nature or memories.

I’ve always drawn and made things and knew I never wanted a ‘regular 9-5’ type job so without any idea how drawing could really be how I made my wages I spent four years at university studying Illustration and although I’m glad I went I’d say I definitely did most of my learning afterwards.

It was a little while after I graduated that I decided to put this no 9-5 plan into action and decided to open an online shop. It started on my website but I soon realised I needed more of an audience so I moved over here to Etsy. It was also around this time that I started drawing more than I ever had at uni and I also picked up a crochet hook and haven’t looked back.

I spend my time drawing and crocheting or as my boyfriend puts it I’m an illustrator who sometimes uses yarn instead of a pen. I design all my own patterns. I get so much satisfaction from working through the entire process and making things that really are mine. My crochet design process is pretty much vague scribbled plan, crochet, unravel, crochet until I get the piece to be just right.
The main difference between the two disciplines is that for my illustration, although I use my sketchbook anywhere, I really need to be sat at my desk to produce a finished piece whereas with crochet I can set myself up anywhere, surround myself with anything I might need and work till I get a dead leg. I really enjoy the differences in the two processes while also seeing lots of similarities that keep me loving both.

I try to make things that I know I would want rather than following any particular trends, knowing that there must be other people out there looking for similar things. I often get people assuming some of my work is for children, which always throws me because that’s not how I see it. I’ve never designed anything with kids in mind but if they like it too then the more the merrier! My aim is to make things that add a little extra fun, comfort or interest to our surroundings. Not everything needs to be just practical, who says that being a responsible adult means you can’t keep your phone in a pop tart or send pretty cards for no reason other than to say ‘hi, look at this pretty card’ or read zines that are about nothing more than a little peek into how someone else sees everyday things.

I’m a firm believer in each to their own, if you like it, you like it, you can’t be wrong.

Shop members

  • Becky Garratt

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi. I'm Becky, currently living in Norwich, UK with my arty boyfriend and more random bits and bobs than we have space for but it makes for an interesting place to work and live. I've drawn and made things since I remember and don't plan on stopping.

Shop policies

Last updated on 01 February, 2017
Hi there!
This Etsy is run by me and me alone. I come up with ideas, I make the items, I package them and I post them.
If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me and I'll help however I can.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
**I offer shipping upgrades. STANDARD SHIPPING DOESN'T INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER. If you're outside of the UK I strongly suggest you choose the tracked service and there is also a signed for option within the UK. If you don't choose to upgrade to tracked postage, once I've posted your parcel I have no way of knowing where it is and can't help you with lost packages. I'm a very small one person business and don't have the resources/funds to send out multiple parcels and/or refunds **
Shipping
I post items on Monday each week. If I'm able I often post as soon as I can and on bank holidays it'll move to Wednesdays but for reference, Monday is my posting day.

Items will be posted once I have received payment.
All postage costs are covered by the buyer (unless otherwise stated).

Items are sent from the U.K. first class with Royal Mail.
First Class Royal Mail items are estimated (by Royal Mail) to take 1-2 days to arrive once I have posted them.
Any items sent outside the U.K. are sent by Airmail.
Airmail items are estimated to take 3 days to reach Western Europe, 5 days to Eastern Europe and 7 days to the rest of the world.
These are the estimates as stated by the Royal Mail for the item to arrive in the country but be mindful that international mail can sometimes take up to 4 - 6 weeks to actually arrive with you due to customs checks once the parcel arrives in your country.

**I offer shipping upgrades. STANDARD SHIPPING DOESN'T INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER. If you're outside of the UK I strongly suggest you choose the tracked service and there is also a signed for option within the UK. If you don't choose to upgrade to tracked postage, once I've posted your parcel I have no way of knowing where it is and can't help you with lost packages. I'm a very small one person business and don't have the resources/funds to send out multiple parcels and/or refunds **

If you'd like a different kind of postage send me a message about it and I'll see what I can do but make sure you ask before buying the item.

If information you want isn't mentioned here don't hesitate to send me a message.
Additional policies and FAQs
I work hard to make sure everything is as it's meant to be but if you do have any trouble just contact me and we'll work something out.
Likewise if there is something you'd like a little different just ask and I'll see what I can do.