Hi! I’m Rachel the founder of Love Spool.
Love Spool started by chance when I was looking for a creative outlet to combine my love for fashion, colour, textiles, design, and something that did not cost the earth (literally) and discovered knitting was the answer!
I studied fashion design in uni then fell into the world of fast fashion. I became so aware of the supply chain and didn’t want to be part of it anymore, so I quit. I knew I wanted to create and design but did not want to be part of the problem.
I started knitting when I was 9 with my teacher Mrs. Fitzpatrick, we did more knitting than math's and I don’t think any parents were happy with that...but hey, I started a business off the back of what she taught me so thanks Mrs. Fitzpatrick!
During lock down in early 2020 I was heavily pregnant with my daughter Lucy and looking after my 3 year old Finn. To get off my phone in the evenings I decide to pick up the sticks again, I wanted something I could knit up quick as I’m quite impatient and get bored easily so when I discovered chunky merino wool, I was hooked!! It gave me an instant dopamine hit as I could wear my project in a matter of hours! The only problem was I could not find a wide range of colours... So, I went on a mission to find some!
So, Love Spool was born! Once I got the wool, I started to put my fashion design and old knitting skills to work and created 9 easy to follow patterns to complement the wool. Love Spool gives you everything you need to create your own beautiful knitwear piece and is suitable for beginners through to pros.
My favorite thing about creating this brand is that it lets me do all the things I love, from designing and developing new patterns, experimenting with new yarns, creating new content through to designing artwork for packaging and digital assets…I hope you enjoy my little brand as much as I do.