Meet the maker Karen Crayden

HI, I am Karen of Karen Crayden Handcrafts. I design and create hand knitted scarves, shawls and other accessories, using luxury yarns like silk and merino wool. Most of my work is produced on very fine needles, and I am particularly fond of using lace patterns in my knitting. I just love the feel of natural fibres and the way they take up colour when dyed.

All the silk I use I spin by hand from the raw fibre. Some I use in its natural state but most I have dyed before spinning. This results in yarns that are not totally uniform in colour or thickness and ensures each piece that I make is unique.

I also like adding bead highlights to my work, and my fascination with seed beads has lead me into experimenting with other beading techniques including Peyote stitch and working with beads and wire.

I use my own designs for my knitting and am happy to make things to order. If you like a particular item but would like it in a different colour or size, please contact me and I will see what I can do to help.

Thank you for visiting my shop and I hope you enjoy browsing my items for sale.