I started off back in 2013 with an idea to arm-crochet. At that time - back in the day - roving or wool tops, especially merino were few and far between in the UK. I put an enquiry out on Twitter, and got answered by a chap called Martin Curtis of The Real Shetland Company who said "I think I can help you". He did. Thank you Martin. x
I did my first arm-crocheted throw with a wool top of Dorset Horn from The Real Shetland Company. That one ended up in Switzerland! Well it's chilly there in the winter, so it's definitely gone to a good home.
Since then, of course, the lovely deliciously soft and warm Merino roving has become much more readily available. I've been selling the Merino roving for other artisans/crafters to purchase for their own projects.
I also like to feature our very own British breeds like the Dorset Horn, the Herdwick, Shetland and many, many others. Although a bit limited in colours, you can't beat the quality of the British 100% real wools.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I've been arm-knitted and arm-crochet ever since. That's the story of my roving, wool top journey. I hope you've enjoyed it!
As Seen in Heart Home Magazine June 2017 - http://www.hearthomemag.co.uk/blog/big-impact-on-a-small-budget-in-a-soulless-new-build-flat Such a Buzz to see one of my Giant Crochet Poufs in such a beautiful setting.
So excited to announce that, CraftSisters was commissioned by Blue Forest Luxury Treehouses, to handcraft two beanbag loungers for their stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. The stand is situated on the Main Avenue. If you're lucky enough to have tickets, please do pop along and see this stunning treehouse as well as, of course, the two Chelsea Loungers that have taken up residence!
Fingers crossed the sun shines for the show.
This year will see some changes. CraftSisters is about to embark on a new venture by moving into new premises. A shop no less! All CraftSisters products will still be available online but also on the High Street. More information on this exciting adventure to come soon. Watch this space!