• Claire Dunnett

'Sharing is Caring'

Hi. I hope you've had a good week. My week has simply flown by. If any of you have followed my Instagram posts this week then you will know that we were in London on Monday for the London Thames Tideway Eights rowing race for our daughter which was an experience and a half to remember.

Hence I've only done a four day working week this week so things at Dunnknit Designs HQ have been a bit hectic.

Now it's because I've been so busy that I have decided to do something a little bit different this week. Since the launch of Dunnknit Designs I have met some amazing talented and creative people and I have learnt a great deal along the way too as my small business continues to go from strength to strength. I am so grateful to avid customers, fellow artists, designers and makers who have passed the word on about Dunnknit Designs, especially during recent weeks as I've launched a few new designs. The response has been fantastic. Thank you!

So this week I would like to do some sharing too!

There are so many talented people who I have either met, worked with or made purchases from and I have had great difficulty narrowing the list down to a few to share. I've done my best to mix it up a bit too! After all not everyone is a handbag or jewellery collector like me!

Here goes for a brief encounter with 10 of my favourite designer makers.


Helen Newton is the owner, designer of Lilly Blossom and she makes beautiful free motion embroidered pictures from designer and vintage fabrics. Helen has a full range of sewing patterns for beginners to help you make something beautiful.

Helen is based in Chester, Cheshire.


Ana Faye is a luxury handbag brand, established in 2008 that offers a creative collection of unique fashion pieces, with craftsmanship and elegance always at its core.

Ana Faye makes her limited edition leather handbags in Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland.


Juliette is a Willow Sculptor based in Manchester and Cheshire. Juliette’s work is mainly creating realistic animal sculptures out of willow and sometimes chicken wire, ranging from chickens up to cows and horses. She has made sculptures for TV and film productions including Hollyoaks and Disney. Her work has also featured in a Bollywood film.


Deborah Moses is revered as one of the leading kiln formed glass artists of today founding TSZ studio in 2004.

Based in Wilmslow, Cheshire, Deborah's eclectic innovative designs engage in a narrative of movement and sophisticated structures to make each piece totally unique.