Posted on 21/10/2019 12:45 by Louise .

Wool 7th wedding anniversary - knitted heart


Do you know that the 7th Wedding Anniversary is also known as the "Wool Anniversary"? As 2019 marks our own 7th anniversary, we find out about the traditions behind this....

Posted on 01/10/2019 07:30 by Louise.

Wear it Pink day


Did you know that October is breast cancer awareness month? This October "The Croft House" is supporting "Wear it Pink" Day. Held on Friday 18th October, you're invited to wear something pink to help raise awareness and money for cancer charity "Breast Cancer Now". Find out what you can do....

Posted on 02/09/2019 11:37 by Louise .

Fair isle knitting - a history


The Shetland Isles are the most northerly islands in the UK with Fair Isle being the most southern of these.  Knitting has always been important in these islands. Firstly out of necessity and then as an important trade commodity.  Read on to discover the history of knitting in the Shetland isles and about the evolution of the Fair isle style of knitting....

Posted on 22/05/2019 10:13 by Louise.

Shetland silver sand beach


Shetland (the original home of fair isle knitting) has just been named by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 places in Europe to visit. With school holidays just around the corner, find out why travelling to the UK's most northerly isles is a great place to holiday with children as I run through my top 10 things to do.....

Posted on 18/10/2018 12:36 by Louise.

love your clothes - sustainable fashion


When I started The Croft House 6 years ago, I had a very clear vision of the ethics behind the business. All these factors are based on the principals we now know as sustainable, slow or ethical fashion.

Posted on 26/10/2017 23:20 by Louise .


I'm sure most of us have come across the Danish concept of Hygge although we may not know it's meaning. Hygge definition is "a feeling or moment which one describes as cosy, content, charming or special.