Well, it all started when I was looking for inspiration for a new creative venture. I have worked on pet portraits in the past in pencil and acrylics, but was looking to try something different. Then I was struck with an idea, could I knit a portrait? So I started sketching ideas out and researching on the internet, and voila, I designed my own pattern, knitted it up, and my little dog Ruby's portrait was created! That got me thinking... what else could I design and knit, and I was hooked!
Growing up on a farm in North Yorkshire I developed a huge love of animals and nature, and I still love nothing more than heading out and exploring with my best bud Ruby in the countryside of Surrey where I now live, so these have always been a natural source of inspiration for me. This along with Ruby's uncanny resemblance to a fox (according to nearly everyone we meet when we're out on a walk!) 'Ruby and the Foxes' seemed like the perfect name ,(and I like how it sounds as though she has her own rock band!) and so my journey began in the Autumn of 2015.
I hope you enjoy looking around my designs, and if you decide to have a go at knitting one up I'd love to see the results! You can either email me or tag me in on Instagram @rubyandthefoxes. Happy Knitting!