knitwear for real women

I make beautiful, wearable clothes for women of all ages, shapes and sizes

My knitwear is designed so that real women of all ages, shapes and sizes will look and feel fabulous.

I believe that clothes should be beautiful to look at and lovely - and easy - to wear. They should be beautiful, wearable, versatile.

Everything I make is crafted with meticulous attention to design detail and quality of finish, so garments fit and fabrics drape beautifully.

I create my knitwear on a domestic knitting machine (comparable to a weaver’s loom - sometimes called a 'knitting loom') and I use top quality silk, linen, cotton and viscose yarns.

I'm inspired by colours and textures. I explore stitch, yarn, fibre and colour by knitting many experimental knitted and dyed samples to create the colour, texture and drape I’m looking for. More than 30 years of experience in soft tailoring and bespoke garment creation helps me create beautiful and wearable garments.

Everything is individually knitted and hand finished, with great care - nothing is mass-produced. And everything is made in Britain (in fact, much of my knitwear is knitted and hand-dyed by me in my home-studio in Surrey).

My knitwear is easy to look after and it doesn't need to be dry cleaned (although you can dry clean it if you wish to). It's ageless, timeless, and cross-season: if you look after it properly it will be an investment which will last you for years.

Individual pieces offer innovative styling combined with a classic approach which doesn't date. I have many repeat customers, who come back time and again to build their collection of my distinctive and unusual knitwear, and to find much-loved gifts (which can be gift wrapped) for their friends and family.

Many of my garments and scarves are hand dyed or hand painted. Many pieces also exploit the random nature of some of my techniques so they are unique and no two are ever quite alike.

I’m self-taught both as a knitter and dyer. I began knitting more than 35 years ago, originally as a hand knitter, but when I discovered the incredible creative potential in domestic knitting machines I was hooked. My original career was as a corporate graphic designer, which has given me a life-long habit of the level of attention to detail required in the creation of high-end knitwear. Since 2000, creating and selling my knitwear has been my full-time business. My customers can buy from me in person at my home-studio and at events, and through this web site.

My knitwear is available in a range of sizes and to commission, and individual, trade, and overseas buyers are all welcomed.

I'm proud to be a member of Surrey Guild of Craftsmen. My knitwear can be seen in the Guild's Craft Gallery in Milford, Surrey and I also take part in Guild exhibitions.

If you would like more information on any aspect of my work, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Some of my customers' comments...

I bought an open front tunic/waistcoat and was a bit uncertain if I would wear it, but loved the look of it especially the flow and shape from the back, and I find I love it and wear it often! Really unusual, but hangs beautifully, travels well and just gives some pzazz over a normal jumper or shirt and jeans. May go back for another and be adventurous on the colour!
Tessa Knight
I love love love my swing jacket. I’ve got the black sleeved one. It is perfect - a beautiful fit, fabulous yarn, goes with everything and looks just great.
Ruth Nicholson

 

 

 

I love my big square. And so does everyone else, every time I wear it at least one person asks where to get one! I should carry a big stack of your business cards.....
Alison Rutherford

 

 

 

You can see more customer comments on my reviews page and on individual product pages.

 

It's easy to buy on this website...

  • choose size and colour, and select how many you'd like to buy
  • choose additional options for some items, such as sleeve length
  • click 'add to cart'
  • enter your contact and card details via the secure checkout
  • UK delivery is free - non-UK shipping options can be selected at checkout
  • my knitwear is easy to look after, and washable - check out garment care for full details about how to look after your knitwear
  • my size guide will tell you everything you need to know about choosing your size

If you have any problems at all please email me or telephone me - I'll be pleased to help.

Please visit my Security and Privacy page if you'd like to know more about payment security. You are welcome to place your credit or debit card order by email or telephone if you prefer. Payment by bank transfer, and by Paypal is also straightforward, please email for details.

You are welcome to buy in person...

I love to meet my customers in person at events, and at my studio near Hampton Court in Surrey (by appointment).

You can find information on my events here. To make an appointment to visit my studio, please contact me by email or telephone.

I hope you'll want to keep in touch...

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