Growing up surrounded by craft and creativity my mother taught me to knit and crochet. I spent my school holidays on my grandparent’s sheep farm playing in wool bins and learning first hand how Australian wool is produced. Bliss.
I decided to channel this creativity into a Bachelor of Fashion at the University of Technology, Sydney. Whilst studying I took my knitting skills up a notch, buying a vintage 1970’s Singer knitting machine and teaching myself how to hand machine knit. After graduating I began a career in commercial fashion design at some of Australia’s most iconic fashion labels, learning first hand the reality of commercial fashion. Before long I was dreaming of starting my own hand made knitwear label, taking fashion back to its original artisan roots. And so out of my bedroom at Raglan Street in Sydney I began ‘Raglan St Wears’.
Raglan St Wears offers a range of bespoke handmade knitwear, knit kits and workshops. Each piece is lovingly designed and uniquely hand made by me, using locally sourced Australian and reclaimed yarns.