Sally Nencini is a small business producing high quality, handmade toys, homewares and accessories from British spun lambswool. The simplified graphic and pictorial patterns combined with my use of colour provide an element of fun which runs throughout my products.
I started my knitted textile business in 2009. After a career in fashion and bringing up a young family my long-held interest in handworked craft, surface pattern and vintage textiles came to the fore. Machine knitting, which I had touched on whilst studying Fashion at the Royal College of Art, became an important part of my work. Three years ago my family and I moved from South London to Norwich, Norfolk where I have my studio at home and space to spread out, be creative and knit!
My love of vintage toys — especially the imagery and colours of early Galt and Abbatt wooden puzzles and picture card games — is a predominant influence in my work.