I’m Kay and I am the owner, maker and chief knitter at Kay Lilian Designs!
I make machine and hand knitted products as well as Pom Pom Craft kits, Macrame Hangers and Accessories. I am a Lowestoft maker but have just recently moved to Norwich for work but am missing living by the seaside! Some of my most fond memories growing up was visiting Lowestoft beach with my family. I absolutely love it! Nowadays i love escaping from the busy city to visit the calm of the sea.
Kay Lilian Designs is a colourful lifestyle brand where I make products that can be worn, placed in your home or kits for your crafty Projects. It’s all about luxury, Natural fibres and beautiful bright colours to add a bit of fun and colour to your world!
I have always taken inspiration from the colours and textures of beach huts, fisherman’s rope and gansey jumpers. From my work today, you can the see the bright colours and stripes taking inspiration from the nostalgic seaside scene as well as my chunky knit work which reminds me of the rope on the fishermans boats on Pakefield beach.
I remember being taught by my Nanny to hand knit when i was young and since then i have never really stopped! In 2014 I graduated from Norwich University of the Arts With a Textile Design Degree which is where my brand started to grow. I create along side working as a Visual Merchandising Supervisor where i create window displays, dress mannequins and create homeware displays. One of my passions is also taking photographs and making displays with my own products to be able to show you all on social media.
A lot of my work is a one of, personalised and made to order. I love taking commissions so please get in touch if you have any questions or ideas.
I’m constantly making new products and adding them to my Etsy shop and instagram so please do follow me to keep up to date with my journey.
Watch Kay’s interview during the first section of our #FirstLightMakersMarket takeover on IGTV.
You can browse Kay’s products on her Etsy Shop at KayLilianDesigns