DunnknitDesigns

Hand-Crafted Super Chunky Merino Knits & Artwork

Northwich, England

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Announcement    Exciting News! We still have ***25% OFF *** all Merino Wool Chunky Knits in our Limited Edition 'Ready Mades' collection in our shop.
All items in this collection are made from 'Speciality' Merino Wool blends.  This is where giant un-spun natural Merino Wool has been professionally blended with either a mixture of other Merino colours, Silk or Soybean vegetable fibres all of which make for unusual effects to the yarn.
Every handmade item in this Limited Edition collection are 'One of a Kind' designs and are made up and ready to go! They make great gifts too but once they're gone, THEY'RE GONE!
I hope you love our new designs as much as we've loved making them!

COVID 19 ANNOUNCEMENT ** We are still shipping as normal! **
Thank you for continuing to shop with us and support our small family business during this time! We're busy working as usual from our home studio and all of our deliveries are now contact free via Royal Mail or courier service. Delivery may take a tad longer than usual, so please bear with us.
Claire x

Announcement

Last updated on 05 Feb, 2021

Exciting News! We still have ***25% OFF *** all Merino Wool Chunky Knits in our Limited Edition 'Ready Mades' collection in our shop.
All items in this collection are made from 'Speciality' Merino Wool blends.  This is where giant un-spun natural Merino Wool has been professionally blended with either a mixture of other Merino colours, Silk or Soybean vegetable fibres all of which make for unusual effects to the yarn.
Every handmade item in this Limited Edition collection are 'One of a Kind' designs and are made up and ready to go! They make great gifts too but once they're gone, THEY'RE GONE!
I hope you love our new designs as much as we've loved making them!

COVID 19 ANNOUNCEMENT ** We are still shipping as normal! **
Thank you for continuing to shop with us and support our small family business during this time! We're busy working as usual from our home studio and all of our deliveries are now contact free via Royal Mail or courier service. Delivery may take a tad longer than usual, so please bear with us.
Claire x

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Merry Christmas everyone!
A big THANK YOU for all your support for our small family business this year. Your feedback has been amazing. Every single comment and photograph truly means the world to us!
Wishing you a safe and healthy New Year! Claire x
It’s Christmas Shopping Time with 25% Off all Merino Chunky Knits in my ‘Limited Edition Ready Mades Collection’. All items are handmade one of a kind designs made from specialty Merino wool blends or are one off colour ways of some of our best sellers!
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About DunnknitDesigns

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On Etsy since 2016

My Story...

Nowadays I describe myself as a creator of needle felt Artworks and designer/ creator of hand knitted, oversized scale textiles which I make by hand from a selection of un-spun chunky Merino wool on what can only be described as gigantic knitting and crochet needles which my dear Dad (the wood turner) has made for me using beautiful pieces of Mahogany, Beech and Ash.
What stemmed from a hobby as a child soon became a big part of my education path and after gaining a B.Ed degree in Fine Art and Textiles I went into teaching. Throughout my 24 years working in education up and down the country I have always had a passion to be creative, both with others and at home and in recent years that creativity has become a tangible and viable business idea. 
I have always focused on large scale work whether it be painting or textiles but my love for texture and colour has always brought me back to textiles where I've constantly strived to make that 'something' that was a little bit different. I guess I'm quietly rebellious against mass production and would love to keep the art of working with traditional methods ongoing to create beautiful ‘one of a kind’ creations for other people to enjoy. 
So why Merino Wool? Quite simply, in my opinion it’s the best and once I”d discovered ‘un-spun’ Merino wool after a visit to a local mill, I was hooked. I’ve dabbled with needle Art, working with wool and a felt backing before but I simply adore working with the fine fibres of un-spun Merino to create unique one off pieces. So what about knitting with this giant stuff? Well, I started researching, drawing, designing and experimenting with this candy floss type medium which shed all over everything it touched and eventually after nearly two years in the planning and development stage I had worked out how to make the most of this beautifully soft chunky wool and most importantly how to process it so that it wouldn't pull apart so easily which is a secret now under lock and key. (After each knitted or crocheted item is made up, I then process and finish each piece ‘by hand’ to make it as durable as possible whilst still retaining the luxurious feel and texture that we associate with merino wool. This processing is a real labour of love but definitely worth the wait.)
So here we have Dunnknit Designs. I waved goodbye to school in July 2016 and I am loving every minute of my new adventure creating beautiful bespoke pieces.
I am constantly working on new ideas and designs with the hope that every piece will be eye catching and that little bit different. I hope you love my designs and knitted goodies as much as I enjoy creating them.

Claire x

Shop members

  • Dad

    Equipment Maker/ Button Designer & Creator

    As a result of a lifetime of engineering and skills learnt during an apprenticeship with a range of materials, cutting and finishing techniques, Dad is now the proud designer/ creator of a fine set of bespoke items for the Dunnknit Designs business.

  • Claire Dunnett

    Owner

    After studying Fine Art and Textiles at University I went on to spend 24 years teaching and am now the proud owner of my own Art & Textile business. Dunnknit Designs is where you will find unique, hand-crafted Merino Artworks and Giant Chunky Knits.

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