Knitwear designer Tracey Lord of Lord and Taft, makes accessories for men, women and children.
Since studying Tracey has been based in Camden and Portobello Road and she now designs and makes knitwear from her studio on Avenue Mews in Muswell Hill.
Tracey knits berets, beanies, gloves, ties and scarves using vegan and cotton yarn and alpaca wool.
As an active member of the Muswell Hill Creatives collective, Tracey loves telling us the far flung places all across the world where her berets and accessories have ended up.
Tracey's berets have appeared on stage in the Young Vic Theatre in London and in theatres in Edinburgh, Huddersfield and Sydney.
Further afield she has sent them to some amazing destinations including all across Europe, Beverley Hills, Taiwan, China, Alaska, Hawaii, Paramount Pictures and our absolute favourite - The Crazy Horse Campground in Arizona, USA.
Tracey has even provided hats for all members of the Belgian Highland Games team!
Tracey's designs are inspired by many sources - from an accidental arrangement of gorgeous colours she might spot on a walk in the country, to a clash of textures spied whilst traveling in the city; from the trend magazines she reads about textiles to the wealth of creative galleries and museum collections in London. She gathers it all up like a magpie, pops it into her sketchbook and then starts to play with new designs and colour combinations.
We have had a bit of fun in this gloomy lockdown January and have plotted Tracey's knitwear travels on a Map!
Tracey says: "I'm reading lots of travel writing books at the moment in lieu of being able to go anywhere. I used to go to a travel writing course for years. It's lovely to see what I make travelling the world, even when I can't!"
If you love a good map, then do click on the link below and look for the Yellow Stars to see how far and wide handmade knitwear lovingly made in a little studio in Muswell Hill has ended up!
Shop from Tracey's knitwear range HERE