My name is Lynne Hardman, I am a Cumbrian lass and live in the beautiful Lake District. Having recently retired as a bridalwear designer I now have more time to indulge my other great love: crochet!
I have enjoyed all handcrafts from a young age, inheriting the skills from my Grandma. I get particular joy from crochet which is the best form of stressbuster imaginable, and would recommend to everyone.
I live and breathe colour and love collecting beautiful yarns from all over the world. I design and make everything myself with care, for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Crochet is the only craft which cannot be replicated by machine.
My quirky teacosies are my current obsession and I have had a Pumpkin on Gardeners' World, a Beehive on Springwatch and Conkers on Autumnwatch. You may have seen my latest one on this years Christmaswatch! My Golden Cockerel recently won the nationwide Marie Curie Tea cosy competition judged by Cath Kidson.
My latest one is the Bewick Swan (above) which i was comissioned to make for the Springwatch Christmas special. It was more of a sculpture than a pattern, so pleas don't ask me to make another!
If you have any ideas of your own for a design do not hesitate to contact me. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoy the making.