Secrets of a Professional Knitwear Designer and Maker October 19, 2018 13:23 6 Comments

Secret Knitting Gadgets Most of us at LCC know how to knit – but not like Valentina! You might know Valentina as the utterly lovely regular host of our Craft Life events. But did you know that she is also a professional knitwear designer, specialising in machine knits?
Valentina Karellas
We’ve decided to shine a bit of a spotlight on her and her fascinating skills, because next week you can see her in action for yourself. She’ll be in her own gorgeous pop-up shop, selling her designs and demonstrating how a linking machine works.
A linking machine is the magic gadget that sews garment pieces together. For those of who knit by hand, it sounds like a dreamy piece of kit! I love a good piece of craft gadgetry, so I’ll be coming along to watch her demonstration, and also to snap up some bargains.
Valentina Karellas Linking machine

Valentina makes stunning colourful and unique knit pieces, using luxury yarns like cashmere. And…it turns out (and this is direct from the fashion insiders) that next year wholesale cashmere will go up in price. So not only will you be able to buy direct from Valentina at less than retail prices, but it’s also the moment to your cashmere items before the prices go up.
Valentina Karellas knitting machine
Her specialism is machine knitting, and you can se a Pinterest board of all the machines she uses here: 

So make a date to head down to the pop up shop at  The Crossing, 18 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1TS. And Remember, when you buy from a small business, you’re supporting our creative economy in the best way you can.
Details are here