Who is the brains behind the business and where did it all begin?
I am the creator of the business and do everything from the making, packaging, social media and everything in between! It all started after returning to work only part time after maternity leave. I wanted to earn some extra income from home but still be here for my little boy! I also had an urge to get crafty, I don't know where this came from but eventually in November 2020 I started making macrame christmas decorations and that turned into my LotsofKnotts macrame business that I now have today, I still make seasonal decor but my main focus is my best seller, macrame rainbows and also nursery decor.
- Tell us about your products!
I create lots of custom orders which is exciting as I am always working on something different! My macrame rainbows are the most popular, my customers choose what colours they would like incorporated into their rainbows and I make these using yarn and cotton rope. I have also just started adding fabric into the mix which is creating beautiful results! My favourite so far is my galaxy rainbow. I welcome any idea from a customer and try to create it whether it is a plant hanger or macrame wall piece, I have even made a rainbow dinosaur!
- What is your favourite item to craft?
It is really hard to choose, as I love all products that I make, but if i had to choose it would be the rainbows I make for newborn baby gifts, as it is such a special gift and they usually contain my fluffy yarn and soft pastel colours which just looks gorgeous!
- Give us an interesting fact about your business!
I am trying to keep my business as kind to the planet as possible! All my packaging is recyclable, I try to make use of any scraps I create and turn them into products too. I also try to buy recycled cotton where possible! If you choose to add a gift message with your order they come on lovely seed paper which if you plant, they grow flowers!