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Preparing for the Autumn launch of the HOME Collection

March 3, 2016
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This year, I am delighted to be launching my first HOME Collection of blankets, rugs, throws and cushions made from 100% British Wool – from British sheep breeds reared and sheared in Britain.

The fluffy fleece are scoured and combed in the North of England and I knit the super soft unspun woollen tops in Chichester on the South Coast. Together with leading wool weavers, spinners, fashion houses, department stores and designers I have signed up to support The Campaign for Wool.

Using super-sized knitting needles (50mm in diameter) made from PVC pipes leads to gargantuan 3 inch stitches: the perfect foil to display the delightfully textured and tactile cabling, linen, herringbone, moss and garter stitch. Each individual piece is carefully and lightly felted to strengthen the textiles and reduce the amount of piling. My HOME Collection is the epitome of pure, natural, British country luxe.