Welcome to Ruth Hawkin Limited.
I am Ruth, a designer living and working in beautiful Haltwhistle, Northumberland.
My main focus is on knitting, creating contemporary designs using traditional techniques. I love designing with colour and you will find that many of my designs feature stranded colour-work heavily inspired by Fair Isle and Scandinavian knitting traditions.
I design and publish my own patterns as well as designing and knitting for others, most recently Knit Now magazine. I am happy to discuss bespoke design work and also offer pattern testing and ‘knitting up’ services. Please feel free to contact me to discuss.
As well as knitting I love to spin and as I develop my spinning I am finding myself increasingly drawn to exploring and working with different ‘single origin’ fibres, particularly British sheep breeds.
I am a trained teacher and like nothing more than having the opportunity to share my skills with others, enabling them to experience all the joy that crafting can bring. I hope to be offering a range of lessons and workshops soon.
On this site you will find blog posts telling you all my news, photos of examples of my work and links to allow you to purchase items currently for sale or book places for lessons and workshops.
Make yourself at home and do feel free to contact me if you wish to find out more.