Welcome to Lauren Aston Designs,
Hello, thanks for dropping by. I'm Lauren, the one holding the really big needles and all the wool.
I work from my little loft studio in Devon. My grandmother taught me how to knit at the age of 11 and in 2012 I graduated Winchester School of Art with a degree in Knitwear.
I now hand knit super chunky goodies, mainly soft furnishings like blankets, footstools and cushions, with a few exceptions for scarfs and Santa hats. I love the tactility of making something so big and cosy and always wanted to hand knit but knew I needed to do it quite quickly, so the biggest yarn I could find seemed a great solution to that. The beautiful merino wool I use is so big that the knitting itself is speedy, the time consuming part comes after, when I hand process each item to help bond the fibres. Time consuming as it may be, it is vital for both quality and to increase the lifespan of each product.
Each of my products is designed with both style and comfort in mind. I love to create statement knits that bring a luxurious WOW factor into people homes. Combining the classic art of knitting with up to date, stylish design to enhance living rooms and bedrooms alike.
So please do have a browse and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, or just fancy a chat.