Lupin and Rose is owned and run by Ruth Maddock who designs knit and crochet patterns for many of the UK Knitting Magazines. Her shop opened in December 2011 and is situated in the quintessential English Market Town of Bromyard, Herefordshire. Lupin and Rose offers a welcoming space to come and browse the knitting wools and patterns and get help and advice.
I studied fashion at Epsom Art School - now the University of the Creative Arts - completing my course and then taking a circuitous route through a number of design positions until I finally found my niche working as a hand knit, machine knit and crochet designer. I had been knitting and crocheting since childhood so this was very much like coming home.
I became an internationally published author, a teacher, and a regular contributor to the major UK Knit and Crochet Magazines.
In the 1990’s children came marching into my life, bringing with them laughter, mayhem and complete disarray. I was far too busy mopping floors and cooking fish fingers to continue working so this was put on hold.
The new millennium brought with it a gradual rediscovery of the great joy of knitting, crocheting and most of all designing. At this time I also worked as a lecturer at Solihull College, teaching pattern cutting and garment construction.
Since then I have been working again for the UK yarn spinners and magazines, and in December of 2011 I opened a local yarn store in Bromyard – Herefordshire. From this base I also continue my design work and run workshops.