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I am a gypsy! having been born and raised in Yorkshire, England I left at 21 and lived in many places including Germany for 5 years. This resulted in my always striving to move on to the next level of my life. The one thing that remained constant is my need to create. Eventually I went back to university and graduated with a first class honours degree in fashion and textiles majoring in knitwear design. I am now back in Yorkshire and a professional in-house hand knit designer for a well known UK pattern and yarn company.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009


This blue sparkle Greenwood mills vintage yarn came on skeins, so I used my vintage eco-wool winder to make balls of useable yarn.
The vintage pattern is from Bettyb label, of which I was commissioned to make this piece. See http://bettybgals.blogspot.com/ . Bettyb makes easy to wear womenswear made from deadstock fabrics and yarn. Available from Mensah boutique, Portabello Road, London, U.K.

...I rewrote some of the pattern to add the required crochet ruffles on the cross-over straps and the leg hem to create a cute playsuit. The ruffles are inline with other Bettyb garments, which are named 'Daphne'.

...front view of the swimsuit.

...back view with crossing over of straps, a buckle or buttons will be added to the back straps. Please keep an eye out on Bettyb website for finished modelled images . ( http://bettybgals.blogspot.com/ )

...a flat view of how the back works with the straping system.
Other Bettyb commissions to follow....

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