I’m so excited to tell you about one of our customers, Katie Long from the UK.  Katie came to us through the online shop to order some glow in the dark yarn – , one of our online favorites!  After processing the order, I emailed Katie to connect about her order and that’s when Katie told me her story and we embarked on a pen pal relationship as her projects evolved.

Katie was finishing her degree at University and was working on her final collection — a group of designs for children using fibers and dyes with low impact and a design sense to help combat a child’s fear of the dark.  Enter Seed Stitch and our glow in the dark yarn!

Here is a quick look at some of Katie's collection

Here is a quick look at some of Katie's collection

Katie told us a bit about what inspired her collection.  Here’s what she had to say:

“I am fascinated by progressive and innovative textiles and design. In my opinion there is great potential for knitted textiles in interiors and they can equally rival the position of woven textiles. For me, knit should be visually exciting and tactile with a well considered colour palette. As opposed to buying pre-dyed yarns, I have created a soft and calming colour palette by hand dying all my yarn with homemade natural dyes. Because of my very keen interest in textiles, I like to embellish my work with hand and machine stitch, so creating very tactile surface qualities in my work. I have exploited these qualities of knitted objects to appeal to a wide range of markets. I have also found a way of providing a soft alternative to the traditional night light by using glow in the dark yarn to combat a child’s fear of the dark.”

These building blocks are stitched with glow in the dark yarn around the edges.

These building blocks are stitched with glow in the dark yarn around the edges.

Another lovely design from Katie. Don’t you love the mix of traditional knit coupled with embellishments and sewing?

Glow in the dark yarn is also used throughout this blanket.

Glow in the dark yarn is also used throughout this blanket.

I think Katie has a very bright future and we were quite excited to have been part of it’s start, even if from afar.

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3 Comments

  1. Rhonda the StitchingNut on May 22, 2010 2:17 pm

    Very nice indeed!

  2. katie long on May 25, 2010 3:48 am

    Thank you!

  3. Emma Porteous on May 29, 2010 4:37 am

    Ive seen this work and its fantastic!!! The photos dont do it justice. Well done Katie

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