HOBBS
AT HOME

PART 9

Knitting. Crocheting. Painting. Our print designer, Nicole Pope, has been busy! Here, she shares how she's staying creatively inspired during lockdown and tells us about the charity she's been supporting with her crochet skills.

A flight of brick stairs lead to a white front surrunded by greenery and white flowers
A flight of brick stairs lead to a white front surrunded by greenery and white flowers

Knitting. Crocheting. Painting. Our print designer, Nicole Pope, has been busy! Here, she shares how she's staying creatively inspired during lockdown and tells us about the charity she's been supporting with her crochet skills.

Hobbs Print Designer, Nicole Pope's corchet set at home accompanied by a purple floral arrangement Hobbs Print Designer, Nicole Pope's corchet set at home accompanied by a purple floral arrangement

I'VE BEEN KEEPING BUSY BY...

Knitting, crocheting, and taking an online flower painting course. I love relaxing in the evenings and weekends by catching up on the latest Netflix releases, having Zoom parties and crafting baby items for charity. When I'm knitting, it takes my mind off the current situation and the things that I make help families in need, so it's a win-win situation!

“WHEN I'M KNITTING, IT TAKES MY MIND OFF THE CURRENT SITUATION AND THE THINGS I MAKE HELP FAMILIES IN NEED, SO IT'S A WIN-WIN SITUATION!”

Nicole's colourful crochet wool collection is stored artfully in a basket Nicole's colourful crochet wool collection is stored artfully in a basket
Nicole shows us the variety of colours of wool in her collection and her first crochet collection A giraffe.

I STARTED CROCHETING BECAUSE...

I'm relatively new to crochet. I only really started to make items other than blankets just before Christmas last year. My first creation was Gigi the Giraffe – she makes me smile every time I see her on our bed. While at university studying textile design, I dabbled in knitting and found a real love for it. So when a friend asked me to make her a keepsake for her little girls, this inspired me to start making useful items, which then led me to the charity Heavenly Gowns.

Nicole's crocheting creations Blue, aqua and pink cardigans created for charity Blue, aqua and pink cardigans created for charity
Nicole's creations stacked on a chair at her home.

VOLUNTEERING FOR HEAVENLY GOWNS...

For the last year, I’ve been volunteering for Heavenly Gowns UK. They are a non-profit organisation, set up to help bereaved families who have had a baby pass away. Our team of makers turn wedding dresses into funeral gowns, wraps and cribs. We also knit and crochet blankets, hats, keepsakes and outfits. It’s a charity that is very dear to my heart, and knowing that I can help those in need, especially in this pandemic, makes the days a little easier.

A watercolour study of pink and purple flowers A watercolour study of pink and purple flowers
Nicole working at home. Nicole working at home.

HOW I'M STAYING INSPIRED...

The biggest inspiration for me right now is an enormous bouquet of peonies that's sitting on my mantelpiece. Every time I look at them, I want to paint them! They're my favourite flower and featured in my wedding bouquets. We recently celebrated our third wedding anniversary, so a gorgeous bunch seemed fitting. I've already put them to work, having painted more than one composition for my online class. I'm really excited to get them framed and put up in our home!

A bright pink vase of peonies A bright pink vase of peonies

“THE BIGGEST INSPIRATION FOR ME RIGHT NOW IS AN ENORMOUS BOUQUET OF PEONIES THAT'S SITTING ON MY MANTELPIECE ”

Discover whats behind thi sbright yellow front door and Visit our head of creative brand, rosarie king

HOBBS AT HOME:
PART 8

When she's not busy working on the next Hobbs campaign, our Head of Brand Creative, Rosarie King, likes to spend her time outdoors on her city allotment. Here, she shows us around this lush London haven.

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HOBBS AT HOME: PART 8

When she's not busy working on the next Hobbs campaign, our Head of Brand Creative, Rosarie King, likes to spend her time outdoors on her city allotment. Here, she shows us around this lush London haven.

READ AND SHOP NOW
Discover whats behind thi sbright yellow front door and Visit our head of creative brand, rosarie king
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