About

Revolutionary Textile Design

In 2002, Rachel John invented a new way of creating textiles

Extreme Textiles

After five years of research and development, she discovered that with re-designed tools, very thick yarn and extra wide pieces, she could mix multiple yarn strands together. Blending anything between three to a thousand strands, this technique allowed her to easily and rapidly create stunning craft objects: from hand-knit king-size throws in just two days, to inch-thick carpet rugs in six hours or less.

Since then, Rachel has developed and expanded her Extreme Textiles technique. Pushing beyond home furnishings into apparel and gifts, she has revolutionised not just knitting but also crochet, weaving, x-stitch, and tapestry.

Media

Rachel has appeared on Ideal World’s Create and Craft TV, while her ideas have appeared in landmark publications such as The Culture of Knitting by Jo Turney and The Greatest Knits of All Time by Lela Nargi.

Environmental endeavours

As part of her concerns and aims, Rachel wants her company to be as environmentally friendly as possible, and it’s a continuous journey making each part more considerate to the environment.

One great way to do this is to repurpose high quality materials that would otherwise be thrown away.

Over the years Rachel has built some great relationships with the UK wool and textile industry, sourcing high quality yarns and materials. She then takes them back to her workshop to repurpose. With the yarn she hand makes it into various collections to make wonderful textiles pieces for you and your home. With the amazing material she sources she recuts it, reshapes it, reworks it into readymade items for you to buy and instantly use and enjoy.

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Strong Collection

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Strong Collection

The Strong Collection are balls of mixed yarns.

Along with other fibres, each ball contains a majority of 100% wool British carpet yarn, which make them very strong, durable and luxurious mixes.

Suitable for home furnishings such as Rugs, Throws, Cushions and more.

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Flexible Collection

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Flexible Collection

The Flexible Collection are 10 balls of beautiful 4 strand painterly wool mix created by hand.

They are versatile, flexible, softer, lighter multi strand mixes

A wonderful mix of warm yarns which when knitted or crocheted create a beautifully soft effect suitable for scarfs, shawls, Blanket, Bed throw, cushion covers, and anything your imagination desires!

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Tools

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Handcrafted tools

Rachel and her daughter Carmen, make the tools together in their workshop. Using sustainable wood, and organic materials.

Their task was to make large tools that were really comfortable to use. They spent a lot of time crafting and designing each detail for maximum comfort. They are lightweight and very durable.

Knitting needles and crochet hooks are coated with a natural hard-wearing eco-friendly wax oil, which is safe and non-toxic.

Everything is designed to improve with time, meaning tools will last for generations.

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