Sally Nencini

"Knitted Lambswool for living and wearing - it all starts with the sheep and the grass"


Hello, my name and that of my brand is Sally Nencini. I am based in Norwich and am a designer and maker with a background in fashion but have always loved textiles, surface pattern, texture and vintage fabrics. My love of vintage toys, especially the imagery and colours of early Galt and Abbatt wooden puzzles and picture card games show as a big influence in my work.


I studied Menswear at the Royal College of Art and had a career in fashion including working for Levi's European design team in Brussels. Since having three lovely children I have left the fashion world but continued my love of creating by designing and making machine knitted toys, blankets and cushions using soft lambswool.


I have also trained as an upholsterer which I now teach. On my Upholstered work I hand embroider the top cover of chairs to create functional works of art.