The shop showcases a wide variety of artists and makers who make and create unique pieces of work for gifts, home and to wear. We sell local Derbyshire fleece, sourced direct from the farmers, washed and hand dyed in a range of colours. Theres hand dyed and hand spun yarn alongside yarn from brands such as West Yorkshire Spinners, James C Brett, King Cole, Urth, Drops and Stylecraft. We also stock a range of knitting needles, crochet hooks, spinning wheels and accessories.
Weaveknitit started as a partnership between Sarah and her mum as they were not able to find the materials needed for their designs, so they set out to create our own from locally sourced fleece. We are easily sidetracked and ended up developing in many different ways, producing a wide range of different materials and products. Like everyone, we always produce more than we need and are happy to sell our extra materials.
Sarah graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Masters Degree in Constructed Textiles, specialising in knit. Her background and knowledge of traditional techniques has been a great basis upon which she develops ideas
with a more contemporary twist. Having children has had a strong influence on the work she produces now, meaning she has moved from her early career of producing materials for use within the home as lighting products, window treatments and screens to find other practical applications which still show her passion for textile structures. Opening the shop has been a joy, she loves selling other peoples work as much as her own and having the opportunity to talk wool all day!