Our Favourite Women-Owned Small Businesses

Mar 2021

Today we’re celebrating some of our favourite women-owned small businesses in the Woolyknit community and the beautiful items that they make and sell. If you’re looking for some new knitting supplies or a handmade gift for a loved one, we’ve put together a list of talented creators and makers that more than deserve your support.

If you have your own small business or have a favourite shop you’d like to share, make sure you introduce your shop in the comments section for us all to check out.

Credit: No Frills Knitting


Meg, aka our sock knitting expert, has recently opened her very own shop filled with beautifully curated knitting essentials. From wool combs and thread snips to bamboo needles and coconut buttons, each item fits perfectly with Meg’s minimal and refined aesthetic that we love so much. If you’d like to try one of Meg’s knitting patterns, you can find her sock pattern for free on our blog. Click the button below to shop her lovely website.

Credit: Ridley and Co


Ridley and Co make beautiful patterned cushions, each personalised with names or dates, making them a lovely gift for a loved one (or for yourself for that matter). We love this adorable paw print design, but our favourite of course has to be the Manchester bee print! You can shop these cushions by getting in touch with her on her Instagram – click the button below.

Credit: Yarntopia Teesdale


If you have any friends or family that would love to get into knitting, Sam’s Etsy shop is filled with affordable knitting kits for hats, mittens, socks and more. Each kit is carefully put together with everything a beginner knitter would need to get started, making them perfect for gifting. You can shop Sam’s kits on her Etsy.

Credit: Wiseheart & Wild


At Woolyknit, we’re big fans of everything that Annie and Kate make and sell! If you want to check out our Meet the Maker interview with Kate (Wiseheart Textiles), you can find it on our blog. Make sure you head to their shop to find lots of beautifully curated pieces, as well as lots of information on their workshops.

Credit: Martha Ivy Makes


Martha has featured many times in our Your Wooly Knits posts with her fun and bright scrunchies and headbands. She’s recently released some colourful socks in her Etsy shop that are guaranteed to add a bit of joy to your lockdown days. You can find her shop by clicking the button below.

Credit: Make Town


Brooke Dennis’ energy on Instagram stories is exactly what we needed to keep us going through these past 12 months. Whilst her studio is currently closed, her online shop is filled with all the kits, tools and resources you could need to keep your creative juices flowing during those quiet nights and weekends in the house. If you’d like to know more about Make Town and what it’s all about, you can find our interview with Brooke on our blog.

Credit: Doris Poms


We’ve been a little bit obsessed with Rachael’s work for a long time now, and she was our very first Meet the Maker when we relaunched our blog last year. Rachael uses the most beautiful combinations of colour and texture to make weavings and wall hangings like this amazing green and pink one. You can find her Etsy shop by clicking the button below, and you can find her Instagram here for exclusive items and hilarious stories.

Credit: Made by Busby


If you’re looking for a new colourful and fun Instagram account to follow, make sure you check out Made by Busby. Shelley makes joyful and colour filled punch needle and woven pieces for her Etsy – all of which would make beautiful additions to your home. You can find her Etsy shop by clicking the button below, or if you fancy reading a bit more about Shelley’s work, you can find our interview with her on our blog.  

If you have your own small business or have a favourite shop you’d like to share – leave it in the comments for us all to check out!

If you’re finding yourself with a bit more extra time at the minute and would love to start your own small business, stay tuned because next Thursday we’re teaming up with some of our favourite small biz owners to create the ultimate guide on how to get started.

1 Comment

  1. Nic Corrigan

    I’d love to share my business with you! I am a knitwear designer/maker/tutor and I now also run online machine knitting workshops and an online machine knitting community with members from all over the world who meet up regularly for live events with special guests.


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