Welcome to Candy Coated Accessories.
I’d like to introduce you to my range of designer knitwear. My collections include luxury lambswool hats, headbands and scarves for you, as well as hot water bottle covers for your home. Each item is exclusively designed and handmade in the north east of Scotland in my small, but perfectly formed home studio. By combining my skills in machine knitting and sewing I feel the mixture of modern design and traditional technique complement each other perfectly.
My knitwear collections are inspired by my love of geometric patterns and vibrant colours, you'll see these in every product from the tiniest pom poms on my hot water bottle covers to the bold all over jacquard knitted patterns on my scarves.
I currently have two collections, ‘Arch’ and ‘Chevron’.
Not all geometric patterns are angular, when looking to create this design I knew I wanted something with a random repeat that incorporated an arch in some way. After many attempts I finally achieved a pattern which was exactly what I was looking for.
With its rich navy base colour the arch pattern really stands out in its bold contrasting colours of rose petal pink, piccalilli yellow and shamrock green. The scarves in this collection are fully reversible helping to make them even bolder in appearance. These are paired perfectly with matching pom pom beanie hats. If you want to get even cosier, then my mini hot water bottles are for you. These are perfect to snuggle up with on a cold evening once you’ve returned from your winter walk.
This design was born from my obsession with arrow patterns, I love the clean lines and repetitiveness that chevron and arrow patterns can create but it had to have an element of randomness within it.
Here I have teamed my bright colours with a soft grey, making the colours really stand out. These scarves are extra-long at 190cms and have a super soft drape so you can wrap yourself up and keep super cosy in them. They also have matching pom pom beanie hats.
In this range not only do you have mini hot water bottle covers you also have 2 litre standard sized ones, sometimes bigger is better.
As well as designing women’s hats and scarves, I’ve also designed a gorgeous range of cute baby accessories. If like me you want to reduce the amount of plastic in your life then these are for you. The ‘bunny ear’ part of the teether is made from cotton and terry fabric, perfect to soak up babies ‘slivvers’ (as we say in Aberdeenshire), while your little one chews on the natural wooden ring. These are great for when those little teeth start to appear. My dummy/toy clip is just what you need when baby decides it’s time to start throwing everything away, never lose a dummy again. These make perfect baby shower or new-born baby gifts.
As a company who wants to be as eco-friendly as possible, I’ve wanted to find an outlet for my fabric scraps for some time now. As a Mum in lockdown, I know exactly how it feels to have young minds which need feeding with new ideas and new things to do! To help out during moments of ‘what to do now’, I’ve created my new Crafty Creator Kit, this is perfect for children aged three and over. Each kit comes in a compostable self-seal bag and envelope that are fully recyclable. I’m even donating £1 from every sale to the organisation, Trees for Life who are devoted to re-wilding the Scottish Highlands. Buy one while you can as they are proving popular.