Apologies for the fact that some of the photos displayed on my website still are of product knitted in the wool/silk blend. I do have some stock still, so contact me if you particularly want something with silk to see if I still have the colour you would like. As I get more photos of work knitted in the more ethical blend, they will be added.
AnNead Hand Knitwear produces unique hand knitted cobweb lace from hand-spun yarn. The unique cobweb scarves, shawls, gloves are created using traditional lace stitch patterns, combined to produce contemporary pieces of delicate, but long-lasting fine cobweb lace. All my yarns are spun by hand so no two items will be exactly the same and colours and stitch patterns may vary slightly. All measurements are provided to give an indication of size and may not be exact. I am always happy to discuss any specific requirements with you to tailor-make each unique piece.
In the ongoing effort to improve the environmental and ethical credentials of the business, I will be sourcing fleece from South Yeo Farm East, and replace the silk component with kid mohair from New Forest Mohair. I will be hand dyeing the fleece using natural dyes or dye extracts. While I still have some stock available in the current fibre and silk, I will be offering them at sale prices. I will be able to absorb increased costs for products, but the price of my hand-spun yarns will increase. While I still have dyed fibre and silk, I will have some yarns at the current price.
I keep a limited amount of stock ready for dispatch, but it might take a bit of time to get an order ready if I don’t have the required colour for example in stock. I will always contact you on receipt of an order to give an estimated time for dispatch.
My website is now set up to take either PayPal or WorldPay payments, so you will be offered the choice at checkout. You will also be offered different postage options during the checkout process.
Bridal shawls are made to order to provide that extra special service. Christening shawls can also be knitted from your choice of fleece and could have a coloured border if desired.
Cobweb lace handfasting ribbons are now also available. I don’t keep many in stock as the colour requirements are specific to each ceremony, so contact me to order.
If you are not satisfied with your item, returns are accepted with a full refund, less the postage, will be made on receipt of the returned order in good condition, but an administration fee might be charged, especially for very customized items.