VelvetSixpence

Sumptuous Elegance for the Practical Person

Nottingham, England | 270 Sales

VelvetSixpence

Sumptuous Elegance for the Practical Person

Nottingham, England 270 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (103)

Announcement   The shop is currently being restocked after recent shows. Please be patient with me as I gradually stock take and photograph things.

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Last updated on 12 Nov, 2018

The shop is currently being restocked after recent shows. Please be patient with me as I gradually stock take and photograph things.

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About

Discovering Etsy is a very slippery slope.

I've always loved sheep, and I've always knitted. I started out on Etsy purely as a buyer of exquisite yarn. Then it sucked me in, and I took up spinning in order to be able to buy all the beautiful fluff on offer. Eventually I decided I just had to join in!

My shop opened in October 2012. I'd just finished a big quilting project and wanted to sell off my excess fabric. Between then and April 2014 I expanded slightly into making and selling hand knitted hats and other accessories, but mostly let the shop lie idle.

Then in April I made a momentous decision to take up dyeing yarn and fibre, I also started blending and carding batts to sell, and the first incarnation of Vittoria Segreta as a dye studio, with all its woolly goodness, came into being.

In 2017, I decided it was time to try to expand the business a little, and go out in public. This meant changing my name to one that I was more confident saying out loud. I love fibre that is velvety soft, and I started this business with just £60, which (slightly tenuously) led me to my new identity - Velvet Sixpence.

I trained in Chemistry, and so spending my time mixing lots of coloured liquids together whilst wearing protective clothing comes naturally to me and I absolutely love it. It's one of the best creative outlets I've found for myself - it's like being a painter, except that you don't have to be able to draw!

My only real lifetime ambition is to one day keep my own sheep.

Shop members

  • Vix

    Owner, Creator

    I've always loved playing with colour, and I've always been addicted to all things ovine. Now I've found a way to mix the two, and I'm very pleased about it. I'm even more pleased that I'm able to share the fruits of my labours.

Local

Find VelvetSixpence at the following upcoming market!

  • Spring Into Wool
    The Grammar School At Leeds
    Alwoodley Gates
    LEEDS, LEEDS

    Apr 13–14

    The perfect event for all lovers of knitting, crochet, feltmaking, weaving, spinning, dyeing, and all things woolly! 90 amazing stalls, creative workshops, great food and free parking.

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Last updated on 19 May, 2018
Seller details
Victoria Parkes
103 Alfreton Road
Underwood
NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire NG16 5GA
United Kingdom