HAND MADE PRODUCTS FOR YOUR HOME
Hi my name is Carolyn and Iove an overly dramatic selfie!
I started knittykittybangbang was started in 2010 after going back to college to study fashion and textiles. In 2012 I decided that life was too short and quit my secure, well paid job to run knittykittybangbang full time. Everyone thought I was crazy, but it's honestly the best thing I've ever done.
I was brought up in Orkney and left in 2000 to study for an MA in Art History and Celtic Civilisation at Aberdeen Uni. Prior to that I had studied textiles, fashion and silversmithing, and worked for a while at designer textile firm Tait and Style. I always loved colour and history and studying paintings seemed like a really good way to immerse myself in that.
I always had a vision for that I wanted to create but was unable to find a way to produce what I wanted using traditional techniques, So I developed my own methods, drawing from fine art, craft and even building techniques, to produce my subtly colourful jewellery. I think about the interplay between a person's colouring and the colours they wear - be they on their clothes, accessories or make up - to create pieces that, while colourful, still accentuate your features rather than overpower. I create colourful jewellery that YOU wear, not that wears you.
knittykittybangbang now produce pieces in both precious and non-precious metals which play with light and look different against different skin tones and with different outfits.
I still love textiles and keep my hand in by teaching various textile and craft classes throughout Aberdeenshire. I'm also one of the management team of the popular Aberdeen and Dundee Ministry of Crafts as well as being chair and founder of Angus Creative Practitioners.