Hello, my name is Sally and my business is called ompompom because I live beside the sea tiddly … ompompom

I am very happy to be joining oodlique – Thank you for inviting me.

Sally Underwood of OmpompomI am a mum to one 3 year old boy who does happily most of my time.  The hours I have making are spent at my studio in St Leonard’s On Sea tucked away knitting my maps, drawings and text pieces.

I graduated from knit BA at Brighton University and after a spell in Italy designing knitwear, getting ill with arthritis and returning to the UK, I found myself designing products for people with disabilities.  I finally found myself back at my machine when I settled in Hastings in 2009.  ompompom however was properly designed and launched after elective surgery and time out in November 2015.

I am slowly knitting my way around the world in baby blankets X marks the place of birth.  I love looking at the maps as abstract shapes and choosing what will work for the blanket graphically and within the knit.  See my instagram page for map ideas.  I love a map challenge and look forward to a Canada order with all their wonderful islands.

My scribble blankets arrived from translating my son’s first marks into a blanket, but I am looking forward to some more detailed drawings from him and you to translate too.

I knit using Scottish lambswool

I am usually able to answer a question promptly.

Many Thanks,

Sally.

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