• Claire Dunnett

New Year, New work and Old Favourites!

Hello everyone and a big warm welcome to you if you are reading my ramblings on this page for the very first time. I can’t believe that the last time I wrote, I was wishing you a very Merry Christmas and here I am at the end of January catching up. I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

So what‘s been happening here at Dunnknit Designs HQ?

Well, we had a very quiet Christmas and New Year as I’m sure everyone did, then after a brief time to relax it was back to ‘making’ for us. Making footstools to be precise. We’ve never had such a busy January, hence writing my hello and first post of 2021 now. We are just so grateful for each and every order and absolutely love to connect with our customers through messages, social media etc but apologies if you thought we’d got lost. We’ve been busy making lots of these little beauties, our best seller ‘The Bunbury Bumper Footstool’.

These little bundles of luxurious Merino wool are one of our favourite designs and we are simply delighted that our customers all love them so much too. We love seeing your photos and many thanks for all the wonderful feedback, we really do appreciate it. (Check out our Etsy shop for reviews)

On a different note, I have been asked a few times this month if I’m likely to be doing any more of my little Merino Wool Artworks. The simple answer is ‘Yes’. I truly adore going back to my roots when I get the time and painting with wool is my absolute joy. I put my heart and soul into every piece that I create and constantly have a sketch book bursting with ideas and images to work on. For those of you who have been asking, I promise I’ll keep you posted as and when they become available.

So far this year I have been quietly working on these three pieces which we will be listed on the website and Etsy shop very soon.


This picture is one of my favourite views from a local lockdown walk. I was walking our two pooches and had stopped at the top of the hill to take a breather. I found myself daydreaming at this lovely view. The colours on this particular day just had to be captured in Merino Wool.

The next two pictures have been worked on as a pair although I love them equally individually too. We had an almighty storm a few weeks ago and the sky was an array of colour. The lines and swirls in the sky were utterly thought provoking!


Can you spot the face looking up? The red lips might give you a clue.


What do you see when you look beyond?

The colours we see all around us are incredible sometimes, we just have to stop and look. For me capturing such images in wool is inspiring. We’ve all found ourselves living through such strange times for the last few months and if I’ve learnt one thing, it’s to try and slow down a tad and appreciate the small things.

Until next time, stay safe,

Claire x

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