Oystercatcher Brooch, Bi...
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I have been making clothes since my grandma taught me how to knit and crochet in the 1970's, in Worcestershire, and became a knitwear designer in the early 80's in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. After the birth of two of my children, I was awarded a degree in textile design at the University of Huddersfield in 1999, speciallising in childrens' knitwear. After having two more children, I became a freelance textile designer and have been recently speciallising in crochet baby boots.
I started making the baby boots for my children and then was asked by a local baby shop to supply them in 2010. I use recycled suede in as many colours that I can get hold of, and Norwegian wool, as it is lovely and soft. I would like to expand into using alternative materials which work well with my products, such as bamboo, which I have used, and vegan alternatives. I also make a lot of hats and gloves which I'd like to add to my line of baby products, as well as some other baby clothing.
I work from home in Hebden Bridge, which I share with my two boys (and no cats at present!) I currently supply one local retail outlet called The Old Treehouse and sell to friends and online. I am also a home educator, radio presenter, graphic designer, music promoter, and enjoy growing food in my overgrown garden. A lot of my inspiration comes from the colours of nature and the changing seasons.