Unicorns, mer-cats and pur-maids: meet BUST Craftacular London vendor Sincerely Louise

by Victoria Woodcock

Louise Walker of Sincerely Louise is an indie knitting pattern designer and author specializing in faux taxidermy. We’ve had our eye on Louise and her delightful designs since we came across her book of knitting patterns, Faux Taxidermy Knits, a few years ago. The quirky patterns include a fox scarf, a mole door stop and even a tifer-skin rug. Needless to say, we are thrilled that Louise will be joining us this Sunday, 4 June, at York Hall in east London for her first ever BUST Summer Craftacular.

As well as selling her super-cute faux taxidermy knitting kits, she’ll also be running a workshop, teaching you how to knit a phone cosy critter or fox headband. The workshop is just £3 and you get to keep the needles!



We asked uber-crafty lady Louise a few questions…

What will you be bringing to the Craftacular?
We’ll have some of our favourite faux taxidermy head kits, like our unicorn and fox, along side our new Desk Loch Ness Monster kits. We’ll also have our mer-cat and pur-maid kits – they’re half cat, half mermaid!

mur and pur

What’s your favourite Sincerely Louise design?
It has to be the unicorn. I have three unicorns tattooed on me, so when designing the knitting kit I spent so much time making sure she was perfect.

What has been a career highlight for you so far?
I think writing my book was an amazing achievement; seeing so many people making my designs after it was released was incredible.

What are you looking forward to seeing at the BUST Summer Craftacular?
I can’t wait to see my friend Ruth from the Make Arcade. I love all her kits! I’ve never visited before so I’m super excited about meeting lots of other makers and treating myself to a few things too!

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