Maggie’s story

Maggie’s story

I Have been working with knitwear, yarn and machines for over 25 years. Although I have always loved making things, knitwear found me just after I had left school and somehow it has never let me go. I will always have an enduring fascination with how knitting and its machines works.

It was a chance comment from Sass that started this all off. She had been giving me pattern cutting lessons, something I had wanted to do for years but hadn’t found the right person to teach me, when she mentioned that what I needed was a half size mannequin. My ears pricked up as I had been looking for an affordable one of these for years and so began a long discussion in to how we could create a modern version.  For knitwear half size is fabulous as creating fabrics for draping full size can be really time consuming.

Sass and I are both very alike. We are both guided by the desire to make and create and half size mannequins has been something completely new and enjoyable for both of us. We have learnt how to deal with a host of moulding materials and have even been working on our sculpting skills. We are very proud of our little ladies and are now busy thinking up new ideas to complement them.