Louise Bollanos

Hello! My name is Louise and I have a true love for being creative, one of my favourite things is to sit with a notebook and plan my next knitting project. I am inspired by many things, including nature, colour and of course Pinterest!

I have always had a passion for knitting and crochet, there is just such a relaxing and satisfying feeling from having a handmade item that has been truly filled with love in every stitch. I was always looking for yarn and wanted to learn how to create different stitches (which I am still constantly learning).

I started selling on Etsy in 2008 as a side hustle. My degree is in Textiles and Surface Design, which I completed in 2003.  As well as teaching Art and Design full time I was passionate about designing and developing my own ideas. My website developed out of a love for designing and sharing patterns, as well as showcasing my own work.

I have taught on various arts courses which include; FDA Textiles and Surface Pattern (19+), Graphic Design, Fine Art, and the International Baccalaureate - Visual Arts DP. I was lucky to be The Head of Art and Design for a few years in a college in the UK, getting others interested in knitting and designing. I have been actively involved in many knitting club enrichments and yarn bombings around campus (getting the students in at 6am before anyone else!). I love teaching people how to create, from printmaking to knitting; sharing projects and skills. I am proud to say that many of my ex-students have successful design careers and amazing Etsy shops.

I moved to Corfu, Greece a few years ago, I really enjoy having a creative life here, working in my home office, cooking, exploring the island and in the colder months, just curling up with a great book or my basket full of yarn. I can only hope to share with you my love for making and all the simple things in life, one design at a time.


Meet the fam >>

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FOTIS

Meet my husband Fotis who models, takes photographs and often goes to the post office to send off my Etsy orders. He works long hours in the week running his construction company ConstructionCorfu renovating and building both residential and commercial properties around the island of Corfu, Greece, including building huge luxury Villas for some of the world's elite. 


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Jason

Meet Jason - He is the model for all doggo knitwear and patterns. Named after the actor Jason Statham, he delivers a good kick and slap when he wants your sandwich.