Get to know a little about Ashley, the maker behind Heart of crafts.
Hi I'm Ashley and I live in Brighton.
I sell hand made products currently in knitted form such as women’s accessories and home accessories. I have always enjoyed making, but my passion for knitting started about 3 years ago. I received so many compliments about my knitwear, and I was always being asked where I had purchased them that I decided to open my own Etsy shop! This enabled me to carry on making things but for other people. I have sold lots to friends and family and would like to share the love of knit with others.
I currently work from home in my Brighton flat, you'll find me knitting in my home made window seat mostly. I'm trying to set myself up as a photographer - Ashley Brennan Photography alongside running my Etsy shop, and on top of this I still maintain my day job as a teaching assistant.
I guess my vision has always been to expose knitting as a medium that doesn't have to be associated with Granny chic and can look cool and edgy.
Ashley certainly keeps herself busy! You might recognise Ashley from our Summer markets in Brighton, but you'll also find her at our Christmas markets. Next up is our Small Business Saturday event in Shoreham on December 2nd.
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