I first met Elaine, when I was working on the beautiful Orkney Islands, for Scottish accessories company Tait and Style. Elaine was an out worker for Ingrid. When I set up my own company, I asked Elaine if she’d like any more work, and she enthusiastically accepted.
Ever since 2004 we have been sending Elaine packages of knitted fabric ( We still knit all the fabric for the creatures in the studio in London) and Elaine sends us packages of finished creatures. It’s always exciting to receive Elaine’s packages, normally in bags or odd boxes she finds around Stromness! She is so fast, and always makes the creatures so well.
Recently she began to count up all the creatures she has made over the years…… I can’t believe that there are 1451 Cyril Squirrel Foxes somewhere around the world!
So we wanted to say a big thank you to Elaine, and all our other out workers around the UK- Kate, Gemma, Navida, Josie, Heather, Holly, Claire-Anne, Amy, Glendaveny Teddy Bears.