Meet the Staff
Position/store: Co-Manager Katoomba/Sales Assistant Sydney Store
Favourite in store product: Knit Pro Nova Needles (circular).
Favourite pattern: Just. Too. Many. I have made a few of the Patons Bubbles Baby Shawl- (although I changed the pattern and did it in the round).
Favourite craft: I love these equally - knitting, sewing, dyeing wool and designing.
Favourite piece you have made: Just about anything colourwork or lace.
Current project: In my knitting work basket are four WIPs. A singlet - in Empire held double (double trouble), a sweater, a cardigan and a shawl.
How long have you worked for Morris and Sons: Three years and five months
What is your craft history (who taught/inspired you?): I'm pretty sure that this is a familiar tale - I was taught both knitting and sewing by my mother but my great aunt and my grandmother must have shown me things too. I was the age of six or thereabouts. I tried knitting unsuccessfully again in my 20's. Then in my 30's I moved to the Blue Mountains and retaught myself (with the aid of Elizabeth Zimmermann). Those long train journeys while commuting helped me to zoom though projects and increased my learning pretty quickly. I think I was (and still am) inspired by all those people out there that make things. I look at all the things and want to make all the things!
Any other facts you would like to share with our customers: Lifeline. Always use a lifeline.
Favourite in store product: Estate 4ply- it’s just so versatile and perfect for colourwork!
Favourite pattern: Ainsley Beret Ainsley Beret
Favourite craft: Knitting, but I crochet, sew and weave as well
Favourite piece you have made: My Greco top from PomPom issue 13 (in Avalon 4ply)
Current project: I’m making another 'Naname' scarf in Empire 4ply
How long have you worked for Morris and Sons: just over 3 years
What is your craft history (who taught/inspired you?): I’ve always been crafty, but taught myself to knit and crochet from the internet
Any other facts you would like to share with our customers:
I taught the Melbourne crochet classes here for about a year before I started working on the floor. Only then did I start knitting seriously. And for the past year or so I’ve started making up my own patterns! The Naname scarf pictured is available for free on Ravelry and is perfect for our Empire 4ply yarn!