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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.

Thursday, 3 September 2009


(My wooden generic wallpapering table)

As I have previously mentioned, my dad is a very clever man! sometimes I do not know what I would do without him. Throughout my childhood I thought it was the norm to have your mum design and paint something and your dad make it. This ranged from homemade ornate own designed wrought iron fencing and gates, to Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired furniture. Infact even the bunkbeds my sister and myself shared were made by dad.

So when I had a falling apart wallpapering table which was suppose to double up as a pattern cutting table (Space saving!), it was either sell it at a carboot (in the hope somebody could make use of it...lol forever recycling) or work out how it could be metamorphed into something new and useful.......

(Garment design poster on display)

.....at the same time I was wondering how I could create a free standing display board to use at my exhibition stand in October (Please google the knit and stitch shows). Then it became obvious, why buy new wood when the very design of the table with its already intack hinge system could be reworked into the said A frame style display unit.....

(Component design explanation poster for Quirky Little Knits)

................so I designed this display stand which can be used to store inside the marketing paperwork while in transit. He even reused the carry handle. Left over roofing felt he already had was glued on either side of the A3 size new frame, this allows for any poster to be pinned on and removed easily....

(Side view of the bespoke 'A' stand display case)

.....The outside was painted in wipeable white and I painted the felt in black with a contrast red braid; this ties in with my logo colours to give continuity.

(Open view of 'A' stand display case)

Over all I think another very successful family design.

I was told in a meeting this week that maybe we should patent the idea!


Alison Friday said...

Your Dad is indeed a very clever man;-)

Alison Friday said...

Me again. I fixed your link? ha don't ask Rich probably messed it up.
Im following and you need to link my blog on yours only fair now that your an official blogger.
Love me;-0

on my knits pearls you quirky worked funny that not on my art one! weird

Elise said...

Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

It's all perfect !

Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....