Five indie gifts we love this Halloween

Hey Gang! Spooky season is upon us. With just over a week to go until the big night, we thought we would highlight five indie spook-tastic treats that have come to our attention this Halloween. We hope that youuwooouuu love them! 1. First up the Wick + Wonder Pumpkin Candle, the perfect accompaniment to a […]

A Blog Post of Blog Ideas

Hey Team! Might seem like a strange one but we love supporting small businesses and we all know how important but tricky blogging can be sometimes. We thought a couple of suggestions to get you on your blogging way might be useful. Top 10 We love a top 5 or top 10 list. Be it […]

Meet Team LAD – Introducing Charlotte

Hi Gang! We hope you’re having a fab week so far. At the end of our Pattern Makeover blog post we hinted that we may have a new team member here at LAD which is very exciting. She started working for us on a very casual basis at the end of the last year updating […]

Knitting accounts we love to follow on the ‘gram

knitting accounts we love to follow

Hello loves! How ARE you?! Things are all good here at LAD HQ – we may not be too busy with orders (now the sun’s out the knitting seems to have slowed down) but there’s loads going on behind the scenes. Last week we had a Christmas photoshoot for a well known lifestyle mag 🙊🙊 so […]

What is Black Pound Day?

Hello loves! This weekend, both Lauren and I did our usual Instagram browsing (separately!) while sat in the sun, and unbeknownst to each other, ended up buying exactly the same fan by La Basketry (pictured above)! It is part of their new Summer collection and so will now obviously be part of the standard LAD […]

Small Biz Photography Tips

Hi! Chloe here… Hi 👋 I’m Chloe here from team LAD, and I do the majority of Laurens photography when she is off designing soft squishy knits for you to create. So small business owner, its the beginning of the year and if you are anything like me you have started to make an exciting […]

What you can expect from us

Update: May 7th I know you need knitting now more than ever, we’re currently super busy (THANK YOU!) and working our hardest to get your orders out to you as quickly as possible. Here are some quick updates and more details below. Despatch Times Due to the circumstances we’re a little slower than usual and […]

Welcome to the new LAD Website!

Hello Friends! (I’m so excited to say this…) Welcome to our new website!!! I don’t want to keep you on this page for too long as lots of the really great stuff is on the other pages so I’ll try to keep this as quick as I can (she lied) Before After! We’ve been working […]

My Issues with IG and how to manage them

With a title like that…. You know it’s a long one! Instagram has gone from my favourite platform to my least favourite place on the internet. Here’s why and what I’m doing to fix that….


A quick Q&A to make up for all the unanswered DM’s filling my inbox! Everything from Harry to Sales chat, you know I love a natter!

How To Communicate With Your Customer

Our latest Toolkit discussed the difference between Tone and Language and help you to really home your brand voice to communicate with your customer effectively and authentically.

How to Define Your Audience

It may not sound sexy but it’s super important to define and understand your audience. Learn who your customer is and how to speak to them…

The two-step Brand plan

A short but hopefully helpful post today on the most important part of branding… OWNING IT. Here’s a two step plan that changed my business.

The Ultimate Small Biz Planning Post

The Ultimate planning post for small businesses, this week looks at planning blogs, toolkits and mentors to help get your planning game on point.

Christmas In June

Christmas is a year-round event for a small business, especially a seasonal one like knitting. The more organised you are then the better it gets so I’m sharing my plans, systems and every questions I ask myself leading up to that time of year in the hopes it’ll help someone else who needs a plan.

New Year Planning for your Creative Business

Now is the perfect time to plan for the year ahead. This weeks blog is everything I’ve learnt about planning and organising your small business so that it’s as simple as possible.