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Amy Myers Heirloom Handknits creates impeccably made, extremely beautiful little baby things that will last for generations

18 May 2018

Designer Spotlight: Amy Myers Heirloom Handknits

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Knitter, flautist, Egyptophile, Amy: “Each piece I create is filled with my love of working with my hands… and keeping little ones warm and cosy

My name is Amy. I knit and sew beautiful heirloom garments for little ones. I have been selling on Madeit since February 2016. Madeit is the perfect platform for my Australian Made business. Every knitted or sewn stitch is created by my hands.

I love my little family. We have recently moved to a beautiful house in Coromandel Valley SA, with a music studio instead of a garage. It's a happy, creative and musical household!

Hand-knitted merino wool shorts, cardigan, booties and bonnet in neutral and greens: “Making things with my hands is what keeps me sane”

My husband, Paul, is a professional pianist who teaches and accompanies. My eight-year-old son, Charles, is the light of my life. He is an energetic little one who loves superheroes, Lego, science and dancing around. I also sing and play the flute, but making things with my hands is what keeps me sane.

Work in progress: lemon yellow knitted pompom booties on the needles

Adorable knitted pink romper with maroon leaf waist tie and matching booties by Amy Myers Heirloom Handknits

Along with knitting and all sorts of handcrafts that I do, I am also an Egyptophile (someone who has a great love of Ancient Egypt). I have climbed into the heart of the Great Pyramid five times and can read Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs. I can't wait to visit again and read texts straight from the temple walls!

Amy’s garden view from her home studio in the Coromandel Valley SA: “The view outside the window is an inspiration in itself, with nature at my doorstep”

With our recent move to our new house I have been able to have my own studio to create. It's amazing to have the space to create and be inspired. The view outside the window is an inspiration in itself, with nature at my doorstep.

Amy’s extensive wool collection in her sunny home studio

My inspirations are both from the past and the future. Vintage styles have always been favorites of mine and I own a number of pieces from the Edwardian period. I also love the nordic styles which encompass the warmth needed in cold climates. The little dresses I create are reproduction prints from the 1850s and 1930s. You can't beat these beautiful fabrics for inspiration.

Little girls’ dress in vintage reproduction fabric and bright orange knitted cardigan: “The little dresses I create are reproduction prints from the 1850s and 1930s”

I have always been creative. I learned to knit and crochet at the knee of my grandmother when I was around 4 years old. I have always been surrounded by creative people, whether musicians, writers or women who create with their hands.

Early work: this cream knitted heirloom knit set and gift box was one of Amy’s first product photos

I have made a conscious decision to only buy handmade items from artisans for all the gifts I need and Madeit is my go to platform.

One of Amy’s beautifully packaged orders ready to ship: “I have made a conscious decision to only buy handmade items from artisans for all the gifts I need

The history of the artisans who create has always fascinated me - whether it be the women who sewed the Bayeux Tapestry, the weavers who made the Unicorn Tapestries, the Bedouins who create cross stitch, the Tentmakers in the Cairo Souk or the woman knitting on the train. Each piece contains the love and spirit of these wonderful artisans.

Knitted baby gift set in pale blue and mushroom merino wool

A ring of handknitted pom-pom baby booties in grey, green and gold

Each piece I create is filled with my love of working with my hands, being able to make beautiful things and keeping little ones warm and cosy.



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