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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

figs and roses on tour

if you follow my other blog nancy knits you will know i'm off to italy. i'll take some knitting with me but am looking forward to seeing if there are any nice yarn shops to be found. see you in a few weeks!

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Monday, 29 August 2011


my new business

thanks to the wonderful veronica who designed the logo in return for this cowl.

i think it was a perfect trading of talents. if you're on ravelry and you want more information about the cowl, you can find me (nancyknitsuk) and my projects there.

i was going to wait until i had a decent amount of stock before officially launching but i thought it might be nice to document the process here and, as people are often urging me to sell me stuff, i decided to go ahead and announce it now. yesterday i registered the name with companies house so it feels good to have it all  official and to be a director of my own company :)

i will be selling predominantly hand-knitted baby clothes along with some vintage baby wear and, at a later date, some hand-sewn items.

i'm not yet sure when i will launch as i have the small matter of a thesis to complete but follow this blog to keep up to date with any developments.

all items will be available to buy at big cartel (or possibly etsy) and i will post more information on this once things are up for sale.

another way to keep up to date and be the first to bag any unique knitted items is to follow me on twitter @figsandroses or see my facebook page. even better, 'like' my page to show your support. i have lots still to do in terms of making this blog prettier and getting the shop front organised but i don't want to rush things as it's important to get it right.

over the past year i've been contacting knitwear designers to get their permission to sell knitted items made from their designs and many of them have been very enthusiastic and supportive. i have also started designing my own stuff (so fun) and two shops in bristol have even said they want to stock my products!! i will also possibly have a stall every so often for example at love baby fest in bristol as the organiser thought this was a good idea when i spoke to her in the spring.

but for now, i'll be busy knitting and finishing my PhD. if you have a question, get in touch at figsandrosesinfo@gmail.com or comment below!

ps - if you're a new follower, you can see my other blog - nancy knits - to see the kind of things i make and what else i get up to when i'm not knitting. but i will be posting sneak peeks of items here too of course.