IONA PICKARD

Knitwear & Crafts / Gwau a Chrefftau

Iona is based in the beautiful Llanfrothen area where she hand-crafts her range of designs. She works mainly with locally sourced yarns from local farmers and also works with a local group where the wool is then hand spun and dyed. Iona has created a selection of hats, snoods and shawls for the exhibition that is a mix of acrylic and Welsh yarn on the coastal theme. 


In addition, Iona has a selection of decorations including dolphin, whale, seahorse, puffin, octopus, seagull, turtle and shark designs. There are also scented lavender bags in the shape of fish and boats.


During the lockdown Iona spent her time making scrubs and scrub bags with a local group from home, which were all made from donations of fabric. The group has also been making facemasks to raise funds for the local food bank which is a marvellous effort to help those in need.


Iona’s handcrafted wearables make wonderful gifts or a treat for yourself and make a beautiful cosy layer all through the year. There is a wonderful range for children and adults.