Creative knitting school, eco knitwear design, freelance knitwear design update

The website is really starting to come together now with lots to think about & do. My good friend Jo of is whipping the whole thing into shape with some lovely design ideas & teaching me all about website design & technical stuff (a very hard task for anyone when you are a textile person, tecky stuff just doesn’t go in).

The website will be live very soon with lots to look at. My creative knitting school has already taken off to a flying start. I have 3 classes on the go (see schedule of dates in the ) & another one in the evenings  due to popular demand! The evening classes will be held at the stitch & make studio – & the details will also be on the new flyers locally.

My Claire Newberry Eco Knitwear brand will also be featured on the website check out eco knitwear section, which will also be live soon. The brand is designed as a celebration of what we can produce in the UK from the fleece to final garment. Along the way I have met some great people, all so very enthusiastic about their products & what they do. I have cashmere from the ONLY herd of cashmere goats in the UK. I have alpaca yarn from just down the road from where I live, so near in fact that I can go & pat the alpaca’s noses in person! I can go see the alpacas, knit their yarn (which is also spun in the UK!!) back in the studio, have a cuppa all in the space of an afternoon! How cool is that?

Woody helps Claire chose a knitting tool whilst she knits a swatch.

Claire Newberry Knitwear Design is my freelance knitwear design section of the website.This will also be live very soon. I am working on my portfolio of designs for A/W 2013/14 with lots of intarsia designs, beading & fabulous 3D structures. Contact me for an appointment to see my portfolio on or telephone me on 00 44 (0)7944 622535 for more information.

I am also looking for interns to join the studio for a number of weeks. If you are a talented, enthusiastic, hard working under graduate (you don’t have to be a whizz on the knitting machine) then please contact me ASAP as Summer is fast approaching & I will be needing lots of help around this time! Contact me at: or telephone me on 07944 622535 to discuss & arrange an interview.

Well that’s it for now, back to the webby techy stuff.

Claire Newberry.