I created Peach&Paige after my third child was born when I struggled to find children's knitwear which was trendy and modern. Specialising in pre-walker baby shoes, I have developed a line of knitted and crocheted children's wear which is not only fashionable but well made and well priced.
As a mum of 3, I know that time is of the essence and children's wear needs certain qualities.
All my items are made from high quality yarns.
All shoes are made from 100% acrylic yarn.
These yarns have the same soft feel and look as wool and cottons blends however are much better suited to clothing for young children.
Acrylic yarn is much more durable than cotton or wool. The yarn is machine washable and wont shrink or warp like wool does. Most importantly acrylic yarn is hypo-allergenic so it is great for babies with delicate skin and unlikey to cause skin irritation as wool can.
My new range of beanies are 100% merino wool. Merino is the highest quality sheep wool and has properties which keep you warm in cool weather but allow your head to breathe when it is hot.
Most hair accessories and summer tops are made from 100% cotton yarn. This is a yarn which has a much smoother appearance and highlight the stitch details as well as being very light and breathable.
I learnt to knit at the age of 10 by my Nanna, and learnt to crochet at age 13 by my Auntie. Having worked with many other mediums over time, there is something that always brings me back to yarn. There is something I love about the way you can make a mistake and just unravel and start again like nothing happened, no waste, perfection. Warmth, flexibility, durability. To be able to take a 'grandma' craft and create items which are cute, fashionable and modern. Handcrafted with great care to last a lifetime.
Knitted and crocheted items make great gifts. The items have been carefully made by hand and this love and care which goes into each item gives them a special, expensive feel. With so many colors and styles to choose from I happily take orders for custom items.
My Crochet and Knitting Patterns are also available for sale over at www.etsy.com/shop/peachandpaigedesigns