Inspired by the romantic Pembrokeshire landscape where she lives, Sian creates beautiful knitted designs for the home, including cushions and blankets, as well as accessories, such as scarves, hats and gloves. She has developed her own interpretation of traditional Welsh patterns and the judges were impressed by the colour palettes and beautiful patterns, concluding that her designs were a modern twist on the traditional.
What did winning mean to you? It meant a lot and is such a reward after all the work that has gone into developing the business and the collection. It can be hard striking out on your own and staying motivated, but the award reaffirmed that I was heading in the right direction and encouraged me to achieve my goals.
How have you developed the brand? Since winning the award I’ve created a new range of lampshades and blankets, which I launched at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair and Made By Hand craft fair last winter. I was delighted by the response they received.
What’s your long-term goal? To have an established textile business on our smallholding, where we keep 12 alpacas, using their raw fleece and running bespoke workshops.
How helpful was the support you got from winning? It’s been great working with Etsy. The marketing of my business and product designs via Country Homes & Interiors has been fantastic and has increased my sales and traffic to my website significantly.
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