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Hi! I’m Ellen, and I like to make things

It all began with my Granddad. Allow me to explain: When I was a little girl, my Granddad Denis would go into toy shops, measure things up- a climbing frame, a Sindy tower- write down the measurements, say “I can make that” and leave. And then he would do just that- make it himself.

I want to live in a world where people can free their creativity and get past the nervousness that comes with the idea of making something yourself. “Oh, I could never knit/crochet/sew/insert craft here”, people say to me. I’m here to tell you that actually, yes, you can.

I’ve had knitting patterns featured in two books by Cooperative Press as part of their Fresh Designs series- Fresh Designs Mittens/Gloves, and Fresh Designs Kids. I also won the Wild Knitting category of a London knitting exhibition contest with a pair of knitted nipple tassels.



Get in touch:

Hit me up for some hot crafting action:

Ravelry (Purplesparkler)

Instagram: @mannersmagpie

Twitter: @warriorknits

My Etsy store: A Small Aubergine