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HOME COLLECTION

For my HOME Collection, I use huge oversized knitting needles to create knitted blankets and throws with unspun woollen tops from British sheep. Each knitted piece is wonderfully tactile and incredibly soft but the raw fibres tend to pill from any sort of friction. To overcome this, I felt each blanket by washing and rubbing the fibres which means I am handling between 5-10kg of wet wool at one time – this is like working with the entire fleece of one sheep soaked with water – a very heavy and physical process. Once dry though, these felted blankets offer fabulous texture, with greater stitch definition and stability. Nature and natural products are uniquely irregular and these differences add depth and beauty to the products. Wonderful for adding decoration or texture to a room scheme, these soft, pure, natural and eco throws will need care.

CARE

Due to the delicate nature of the wool, any contact with rough surfaces and sharp objects may result in pulls and damages, so handle and store with care. Dry clean delicate only and wash infrequently. Do not tumble dry. Pilling will occur and can be removed regularly by cutting off the bobbles of wool. This is a natural result of friction and does not constitute a defect.

BESPOKE

I create many bespoke pieces by way of custom orders and would be delighted to hear your ideas and specifications. From furniture covers, wall hangings and light fittings to throws and blankets, I would be delighted to work with you. I use many natural undyed wool from British Sheep for these eco and textural products but I also use dyed woollen tops and would be delighted to hear if you have a particular colour in mind which I can often replicate. My lead time is currently three weeks, although this is subject to change depending on my work load.

To get started, let me know via email. Go to http://www.crownsandcoronets.co.uk/contact/

BABY COLLECTION

I use rare and exotic yak and bamboo blended yarn to create sumptuously soft and beautifully detailed baby knitwear. Bamboo has a delightful sheen and each individual garment has a fabulous weight and drape and soft warmth. Each hand knitted piece has also been hand sewn with meticulous care but this does lead to irregularities which should not be considered imperfections but rather then hallmarks of a unique handmade product.

CARE: Unlike many exotic fibres this blended yarn is machine washable at 300c and with gentle use and care in handling, each beautiful piece can be treasured as an heirloom for generations.

BESPOKE: As well as the gorgeous baby gifts sets, I also create many bespoke pieces by way of custom orders. Many of my nostalgic, vintage style knitted clothes can be made in sizes up to five years old and in a range of colours. For Christenings, weddings and other occasions, when you’re looking for matching or complementing colours for older siblings, just email me with your specifications and I would be delighted to work with you. My lead time is currently three weeks, although this is subject to change depending on my work load.