“She was a wonderful knitter, though hadn’t knitted for a long time. I was a restless little girl who loved to make things.”
I learnt to knit at the age of 8.
I was visiting my lovely Nannan for the week, and out of boredom, found myself flicking through the knitting patterns in her old woman’s weekly magazines. She was a wonderful knitter, though hadn’t knitted for a long time. I was a restless little girl who loved to make things. She taught me one day how to make knit stitches out of a little red ball of yarn, and I made my toy rabbit a scarf.
Fast forward 14 years, I am still the same restless little girl who loves to make things. Maybe a little less little! My love for knitting and crochet has grown and grown, and I am now about to start the final year of my fashion knitwear degree. I am still in awe of the way I can make those knit stitches; pulling loops through loops to create beautiful pieces of fabric.
ThreadBEAR is a whimsical fiber jewelry and accessories label. It’s the world of my daydreams in the form of crochet collars and knitted bow ties! It is my labour of love. When I started out, I hadn’t realised what a big part of my life it would become. Now, I can’t wait to get up in the mornings to start my working day! How wonderful to be living out a childhood dream.
I hope that, in my shop, you will find pieces that will inspire you; that will bring you into the vibrant world of my daydreams! It is my hope that these pieces will bring colour and beauty into your world, even on those grey days.