- Hello! I'm a knitted textile designer specialising in high-end, fine gauge knitted accessories. I use a big and beautiful Italian knitting machine to create all my pieces, taking inspiration from my interests in science, nature and traditional cultures. I use the best quality yarns, sourced from Italian and UK mills, making each piece feel as good as it looks! Carefully hand finishing all my items to the highest quality ensures your knitted pieces can be treasured for years.
It was during my Textile Design degree at Birmingham City University (former UCE), that I found my first true love, a knitting machine! My final major project of machine knitted light coverings caught the eye of a Nottingham based swatch company, who saw my potential and hired me as a full time swatch designer. I learned invaluable skills in stitch development and fabric design, as well as broadening my knowledge of yarns and trends. During my time at the swatch company I sold many of my pieces to high street retailers through to high end designers such as Julien McDonald, John Varvatos and Calvin Klein. After leaving Nottingham for adventures in Liverpool, I bought my very own machine, sourced some great yarns, and started up my own little home studio.
Now in Rossendale, Lancashire, my business has gone from strength to strength and I am now a full-time designer/maker for my own brand - Amy Lawrence Designs.