Hi I'm Clare! I'm mum to two young boys (and pregnant with baby number 3) and wife to a man who is very understanding of my addiction to yarn.
I first taught myself to crochet in 2012, when my first son was a baby. I soon became addicted, spending every evening working on some project or other, and found crochet to be a great stress-reliever. Friends started to ask me to make things for them and it was a natural progression to open an online shop in the summer of 2014. In September 2015 I quit my day job as an events manager and now work for myself, making lovely things from my tiny (and very messy!) craft room in the attic of our Victorian terrace in Birmingham.
I love to play with colour and all of my makes are bright and cheerful. A lot of what I make is inspired by life with my energetic boys and I also draw a lot of inspiration from contemporary art and illustration. I use upcycled tshirt yarn to make all of my baskets, hanging planters and plat pot covers. This yarn is made from the offcuts of textiles used in clothing manufacture, so it's both sustainable as well as super-strong and washable, making it perfect for eco storage solutions around the home.
As well as making, I organise Harborne Handmade craft markets in my little corner of Birmingham and run workshops to teach others to crochet.