Clare established her business in 1982 when
it became apparent that there was a need for designer handmade
knitwear. Not everyone could find mass produced garments to
fit, and others wanted something that was different and original.
Some wanted to design their own and have their ideas transformed
into a wearable product. The business started off in craft
fairs, progressed via a shop to a mail order business operating
on the Internet.
She uses natural fibres such as wool and cotton,
and caters for men, women and children. Most garments are
machine knitted, but she also does some hand knitting and
crochet as time allows. There is also a large
range of teddy bears by Russ Berry, and Clare makes bear wear
to go with them. You can even have your bear's name on his
Clare has developed her keen interest in bell
ringing to produce a bespoke range of designer handmade knitwear for ringers.
This is an example of how specialist interest groups can be
Everything is available by mail order. Digital
images can be emailed showing any of the other designs in
Clare's large range which are not shown on the web site. If something is to be made to order, samples
of yarns or of the pattern can be sent to match colours with
other garments. Write, phone or email for details.