Complete change = transformation

We’re close to completing our change of life, home, space …….

We’re starting the countdown to the launch of our online shop, we’ve moved into our new home, we’ve shifted into a new lifestyle we’re enjoying our new environment.

A lot has happened in the last few months as we continue to live our dream and settle in to our new life in sunny Dunbar, East Lothian designing and making knitted home accessories and reclaimed furniture.

Our product lines continue to develop and our best results are produced when we collaborate.

Chairs restored by Eric, cushions by Jane photos by Lucy @designmeworld


And my favourite thing – one of a set of four classic nursery chairs with our very cute great nephew posing! Thank you Suzanne and Allan for photo.


Watch this space, our Facebook page, our @janerdesigns Twitter feed and our JaneR Designs Instagram trail if you want to be part of the launch of the JaneR Designs online shop.

Living the dream

We are almost one month into working in our workshop and so far so good. We have things to sell, we have the begining of a brand and an evolving vision of the retail experience we want to provide for our customers.

Fairisle scarves in Scottish supersoft lambswool
Fairisle scarves in Scottish supersoft lambswool

Pika is adjusting to a daily routine of a walk on the beach – we are tweeting a daily weather report to test if Dunbar lives up to its #sunnydunny reputation.

Pika's weather reprot
Pika’s weather report

We have a colourful set of business cards.

Combo biz cards
Combo biz cards

and some great images of our products …….. (thank you Lucy Robertson Designs)

Scarf selfie
Scarf selfie
Vintage Recycled Kodak box camera light.
Vintage Recycled Kodak box camera light.
Bobble hat and scarf
Bobble hat and scarf
Juggling humbugs
Juggling humbugs
Bobble hat and scarf
Bobble hat and scarf
Fairisle scarf and bobble hat
Fairisle scarf and bobble hat
JaneR Designs logo
JaneR Designs logo
Vintage Recycled logo
Vintage Recycled logo

How do you restart something that has never been turned off?

This past week has been spent setting up the workshop. 



Enough space for me and my knitting machine, transitional storage space and a potential pop up space to offer to others in the future. The business is beginning to take shape, there are still a lot of unknowns and the fun is trying to push the lines of possibility into recognisable shapes. We are having conversations that are uncovering lots of options and lots of choices. 





The design process is not just about the range of accessories coming from my knitting machine, not only what kind of life are we going to live in the next few months and not only about what kind of business are we creating its a wonderful dynamic mixing pot of possibility.