My name is Josie and I am a designer who creates one-off woollen items.
I have been designing and making clothes and other textile items since I was 10. My love for creating shone when I got an A* in my Textiles GCSE, and I have been making things ever since. When I went to university, I taught myself how to crochet, and became so addicted that I did more crocheting than studying! Since then I have made hundreds of unique items using crochet and textiles. I rarely make the same thing twice as I like to make all of my products individual. I want whoever wears them or looks after them to know that they have something special that is one of a kind!
I find most high street products are not only very similar between shops, but are also quite dull and uninspiring. So when it comes to my crochet items I want it to show that they are of a high quality, that they are unique, and that they use interesting designs and colours. People are looking for items that make them stand out, and by buying high street products, people end up looking the same, and owning the same items as their neighbour. Therefore, I produce items which are unique and which hopefully make people feel as if they own something truly special.
Lots of my work is commissioned, so if you have an idea of something you would like, or would like one of my products but slightly modified (size, colour etc.) I am happy to make things to order. I enjoy making things based on the individual.
I collect my yarns from all over the place (some new, some second-hand), and I source them locally if possible. For example, I buy lots of my materials from Leeds indoor market.
Happy Customers said:
“I have had a little clutch bag and amazing snood from Josie, both are really warm and comfortable and the quality is second to none! I love them both and wear the snood all the time! Thank you Josie!!”
“Thank you so much for these Hats!!! They are amazing and will suit my sisters perfectly for Christmas. Thank you also for making them so fast… I love them lots. Keep making more for me to look through please! From your favourite Customer by a mile.”“I am thrilled with my silver crochet hat – such intricate work – it’s beautiful!”“I love the crochet cards you did for me – especially the celebratory bunting”