Hello and thank you for visiting my site! After many years of dabbling with selling handmade crafts online under the name SmurfPop, I decided to relaunch as A Creative Thread in January 2018. 

Based in the East of England, my background is actually in languages – I have a Masters degree in translation – but my heart has always been with crafts, and after graduating I decided to focus on A Creative Thread full time.

Focusing on knitting and crochet, I’ve always had a love of simple designs and natural materials. I’m passionate about using high quality natural fibres for all my products, and avoid man-made fibres wherever possible. I also love to use upcycled yarns, made from materials that would otherwise end up in landfill.