My name is Elaine and I love to knit. As long as I can remember I have been knitting or crocheting or doing some form of craft work. It was just something that my family did, and there is still ...
My name is Elaine and I love to knit. As long as I can remember I have been knitting or crocheting or doing some form of craft work. It was just something that my family did, and there is still nothing better than sitting on a Saturday night with my Mum and my sister Lorna chatting and knitting and making things.
We started our knitting craft business ECdesigns 25 years ago, knitting lots of the Jean Greenhowe Christmas decorations, we knit so many decorations that we decided we needed an outlet for our work, looking around we found a Christmas Craft Fair in our local area and decided to go to that. The morning of the fair was terrifying as we set out our stall and wondered if anyone would buy anything. It was successful, we sold most of our stock that day and that gave us the Craft Fair bug. Since then we have travelled the length and breadth of Northern Ireland selling our knitted dolls. Sometimes doing really well and other times selling nothing, but whether we sell anything or not we always enjoy ourselves and come home with new ideas and ready to make more dolls.
We no longer make just Christmas Decorations; we make a wide variety of character dolls, ECdesign dolls are well knit and individual, each doll has its own personality, some of the character dolls we knit cannot be found anywhere else as we make the patterns for them. Each doll is hand knit and finished off to a very high standard using good quality wool and non-allergenic, washable toy stuffing.
Thinking about the Girls Brigade, I am old enough to have been a member of The Girls' Life Brigade. In July 1965, The Girls' Brigade Ireland merged with The Girls' Guildry (founded in Scotland in 1900) and The Girls' Life Brigade (founded in England in 1902) to form The Girls' Brigade. Greencastle Methodist Girls Brigade was a wonderful experience for me. Captained by Julia Harkness, I spent many many happy times there. This knitted doll would make a great present for any past or present member of the Girls Brigade. Your pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hrs of payment and received as a PDF file (Please ensure you have provided your current email address and check your bulk mail box if it does not appear) Your Badge will be posted First class Royal Mail. Extra Badges can be bought on the website http://ecdesigns.co.uk/knitting/ I have tested the pattern and it knits up beautifully. Copyright (c) 2012 ecdesigns All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use only. No part of this image or text may be reproduced, copied or transmitted without permission.