I have a continual, never ending love affair with wool – which is a shame because I can’t knit! Actually I can knit scarves and tea cosies but nothing more adventurous. Imagine my delight when Makepiece opened in Buxton – an enticing, cleanly decorated little shop selling the most original fine knit wear. Although the shop appears small I believe you could actually fulfill all your wardrobe needs from these rails; delicate shrugs in many designs, lacy tunics, fine scarves, headbands, the most breathtaking wedding dresses and heavy knits for the colder months.
Beate (the lady behind it all and behind the counter!) will certainly inspire you. Take a look at what she is wearing when you pop in. I now realize that wool looks superb all over!
Beate wears amazing combinations of knit skirts, knit leggings, shrugs and tunics.
For me, Makepiece has taken the ‘knitting pattern’ look out of knitting. The range is modern, stylish and most certainly unique. The colours are what my Grandmother would have called ‘good, expensive”. They are fresh. Even the delicate creams and lilacs are fresh. I am always drawn to the stunning pomegranate red and the rich teal blue.
I have just taken a break in my writing and strolled on down to the shop; whilst browsing it has dawned on me that Makepiece solves a specific problem for women as we mature – ARMS, more importantly upper arms. The shrugs that they display come in a variety of pretty lacy patterns and in a variety of colours, something for every colour type but more importantly these shrugs allow you to wear sleeveless tops and dresses without being concerned about the awkward upper arm area. Fabulous.
If you are reading this and thinking ‘what is wrong with my upper arms?’ do not worry but buy the shrugs anyway as they can alter an outfit in an instant but if arms are the bane of your life then I think you will be more than pleased.
Just a little aside, below are some of the sheep that provide the wool for the more hardier knits. I like a good story!
You will find Makepiece in The Quadrant Buxton and also in Hebden Bridge.