Monday, 1 April 2013

Shine On. Keep Warm.

Another note about this blooming scarf enterprise. I was extremely lucky in my final year of university to have all of my yarns supplied by Calcoup Knitwear. The guys over there were extremely helpful and friendly and so generous. Thankfully, this collaboration has continued and I've been able to make use of excess Calcoup Knitwear yarns to create my beautiful scarves. Basically, this means that each scarf is sustainably made from upcycled waste yarns - taking a product which could have been thrown away and turning it into something new and exciting.

Calcoup Knitwear are a Silver Partner Sponsor of the Starlight Children's Foundation, donating a portion of their school knitwear sales to the charity and helping change children's lives. This charity has helped people close to my heart and I'm proud to say that as a thank you to Calcoup Knitwear, I'll be donating 10% of each scarf sale to the Starlight Children's Foundation. 

Shine on. Keep warm.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Baby, it's cold outside (almost...not really, but soon!)

Sup blog, it's been a while. But for good reason! Since uni finished (oh so long ago) I've been working hard at building my skill level, knitting my heart out, and simply just working. And I'm super proud to say that it's finally paid off - introducing my mini collection of winter scarves for Australian designer Fleur Wood. At the moment only half the collection has hit stores, but these scarves are definitely favourites. They come in two colours, varying tones of blue and purple, with grey marle centres and no two scarves are the same. I really love that because each scarf has been handmade by yours truly, they all have little quirks and colour combinations that are surprising and fun.  They're super wide, super long, and super soft. Next on my list of knitting projects are some thinner, brighter scarves for Fleur, so stay tuned! 

Oh, I also knitted up some cutesy coat hangers for the exciting new kids collection at Fleur! 

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Up Knit Creek Without A Needle.

Two weeks out from final hand-in, knit is getting cray. Cray, I say! It's been a rough couple of weeks with printers and knitting not being my friend but I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and it can't come quick enough. I've become an InDesign wiz, had bleeding hands, worked out a one-arm gun, gotten my groove on with dirty feet, and alienated a few friends on the way (I'm sure they'll come back though, right Zoe?). 

Finalising all the knit samples, catalogues, fabric headers - it's all a comin' together people!