About Me

Appeared on Channel 4...a program about hobbies with Alex Brooker!! Had a fun time teaching him and Joe Wilkinson how to knit...used Rowan Big Wool yarn - happy to say they got the hang of it!!!

I’ve knitted and crocheted since a young age, I’ve never not knitted but crochet did fall out of favour until about ten years ago, and now I’m back loving it. I’m driven by colour, texture, simplicity, gift giving…and the accompaniment, in the evening, of a glass of wine.

Recently taken to - trying to finish something I've started!!!

1975 saw me at the Nuffield in Oxford training to be an Orthopaedic Nurse, I moved to London in ’77 for my SRN - a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then.

I mostly loved my time in London and really liked my last job working in Soho at an internet publishing company - over those twenty odd years I was a constant customer at all the fab wool shops…mostly spending money I didn’t have!

Came back to Swansea to be closer to my nonagenarian dad, rattled around for a while in different jobs before settling at the council – few years in I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer – hard time – but like a phoenix rising from the ashes, I cast off the council and opened a wool shop…a lifelong fantasy (well, wool or books!)

Swansea Bay Yarns has, separate to this website, opened new premises in The Mumbles, 4 Cornwall Place, Swansea, SA3 4DP...do call in if you're in the vicinity!

Hope you like the website.