Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Nervous Stitch

For year-round knitwear you don't have to wear, Nervous Stitch is your go-to for pieces to jazz up your sofa or armchair.

Jenny McHardy is the brains behind the brand, which produces lovingly knitted bespoke interior accessories. She is passionate about knitted textiles and vintage styles and marries the two brilliantly with her cushions, tea cosies and sewing accessories which are available to buy from her Etsy shop. My personal favourites are the olive deer head cushion and the fox terrier dog cushion. Her collection has a strong nostalgic feel. For example, her newest design 'Mix Tape' is a repeated cassette tape patterned cushion dedicated to all of us who obsessively taped the chart show every Sunday.

Jenny graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007 with an MA in knitted textiles. She started her business after the birth of her daughter because she wanted a flexible job through which to channel her creativity. She makes everything using Scottish lambswool which I love - we both recognise the importance of using local yarns where possible and supporting the UK textile industry.

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