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Watermill knitting tutor Susan Crawford


Susan Crawford

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Susan Crawford is a knitwear designer, author, fashion historian and entrepreneur – running her own business, creating and manufacturing yarn and publishing her well-known book titles including A Stitch in Time , Evolution and The Vintage Shetland Project, and which are cherished by knitters worldwide. Susan's love of textiles, vintage fashions and wool come together in her knitting pattern designs, her books and her yarns, which are spun locally to Susan from British breed sheep. Susan is particularly well-known for her Fair Isle designs and her love of colour. She has combined these twin passions for the special project for you to knit during her your week here: a beautiful colour-work cowl, inspired by the Tuscan countryside surrounding the Watermill.


The pictures are just a taste of Susan's catalogue of work; Annemor, a stunning colourwork jacket with a Norwegian influence; Maud, a tubular colourwork cowl designed by Susan for her latest knitting and literature-based club; Some of Susan's beautiful publications; and lastly Susan's hand-dyed British breed yarn.

Susan’s knitting career

Susan runs her business from a converted mill building in Lancaster, UK, where along with her daughter, she creates the hand-dyed shades for her own yarn ranges which you can find on her website at available either in skeins or in beautifully presented hand knitting kits, alongside Susan's books and patterns.

Praise from some of Susan’s previous students

Thank you Susan for the amazing course and your knowledge. It will be hard to beat IO

Something I will never forget. Thank you Susan NM

Thank you for the wonderful experience, and for your patience and generous enN