Meet the team.
Here at Wonky Woolies, we think it’s important for our customers to know the quality and care that goes into all of our products. Each hat is knitted, linked, and hand-finished right here in the workshop by our small team of makers. Therefore we know the high level of quality involved in every step of production – meaning everything is finished to perfection before heading out the door to you!
This week we’d like to introduce you to another member of our team…
Meet Maw Wonky aka Carol!
Affectionately known as Maw Wonky, Carol is Alison’s mum and has been part of Team Wonky since day one. She is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to knitwear and her skills cannot be compared! She’s a pro at hand-knitting and can pick up a dropped stitch like there’s no tomorrow!
How did you get involved at Wonky Woolies?
“Alison had asked me to teach her how to knit a dress for a New Years Eve party in 2010 and it all started from there!”
“We both love making things and started to experiment with jumpers, cushion covers and scarves. Alison decided to turn our hobby into a business which I encouraged and have always offered help and advice where possible. When I retired from my full time job in 2016, I was graced 1 day of freedom before being snapped up by Team Wonky!”
How long have you been knitting?
“I first learned to hand knit when I was 5 years old. I think the first piece of knitting I made was a scarf for my teddy bear.”
“In the late 80’s, when machine knitting was all the rage, I took a night course at Borders College and got hooked on that. Shortly after I opened a small knitwear shop in Melrose called Jersey Box.”
What is your role in the workshop?
“How do I put this politely?! General finishing and production. As a bookkeeper, I also handle the accounts.”
What is your favourite thing about working at Wonky Woolies?
“I like seeing all the new combinations of colours and designs we come up with. Oh, and working with my daughter and son-in-law of course!”
Which products do you like the most?
Thanks Maw Wonky
Thanks for giving us a bit of insight into your world Maw Wonky, keep on knitting!
We made your hat.
Here at Wonky Woolies, we hope that all of our customers wear their hats with pride, knowing the quality, care, and passion that goes into every stitch! We love seeing pictures of you and your loved ones wearing your hats so keep on sharing them with us. Don’t be shy to tag us on Facebook and Instagram! #wonkywoolies