About Sandra, the designer

I am Yorkshire based hand knit accessory designer Sandra Nesbitt.

I have designed and created knitted & felted accessories since early 2010 when a trip to Hebden Bridge, my local crafty town inspired me to use charity shop bought sweaters and turn them in to pretty feminine felt purses. It was then that I knew exactly how I could turn my talents for design into a little business venture.

In September 2010 I decided to set up a shop on Etsy, an online market place to showcase my creations, the felted accessories and some knitted items too.

The 1st few years on Etsy I was working full time, so I spent my evenings and holidays perfecting my craft,  picking up tips as I went along. I attended local knitting workshops at the Rowan Mill headquarters at Holmfirth, learning all I could from the wealth of knowledge the Rowan designers had.

 I was inspired by the gorgeous colours and texture of one particular yarn I was working with at Rowan,the Kidsilk haze yarn, a super soft fine mohair yarn. I try to incorporate this yarn into my designs wherever I can. So you will find scrunchy scarves that feel so wonderfully soft next to your skin,flowing lace shawls with a twinkle of sequins and sumptuous baby wraps used for photography props,all knit in my favourite yarn.

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Of course my love of wonderous yarns has developed further over the last few years along with my knitting skills. As well as working with the fine lace mohair, I love working up chunky cable knits , fairisle and mosaic colourwork too. 

Today, I'm at a stage where not only can I provide you with some fine, good quality hand knit products, but also some of the tools to knit your own. With well tested knitting patterns and knitting kits (where you don't even need to think about where to get the right yarn from) and a wealth of information in my knitting tips page. 

During 2017 I will be bringing you yet more patterns and kits and again providing that bespoke custom made knitting for weddings that I so love to do.

 

I will also be extending my portfolio of design work published in knitting magazines such as "Simply Knitting" and "The Knitter".

Not seen anything to take your fancy on your first visit? Don't worry, there is lot's more to come. Just bookmark my web site, sign up to my newsletter or join me on facebook. The choice is yours , but I would really like to see you here again. xx 

 Want more information, then email info@thefemininetouchdesigns.co.uk