24th October 2017

A Day with Debbie Bliss

We had the pleasure of welcoming distinguished knitwear designer Debbie Bliss to SMD HQ on Friday 13th October.

This was our first event of this type, where a formal presentation and specific schedule was followed so you can imagine, bearing in mind the stature of our guest, just how anxious we were, anticipating how the proceedings would play out and if all would go to plan.  However, we needn’t of worried. Debbie and her assistant Kit were so helpful and made every effort to ensure everyone enjoyed their day, even ourselves. They were so down to earth, an absolute pleasure to work with and the team commented after how it was just like meeting two old friends.

Debbie provided us with a wonderful presentation of her past and current projects and including an explanation about the techniques involved in making the same design look just as fabulous when knitted in the smaller sizes as it does on the fuller figure, which we found fascinating.

The day would not have been the success that it was without our wonderful customers who really got involved, putting on a fashion show with all of the gorgeous samples from the new Autumn/Winter collection from Debbie Bliss.  Debbie spent much of her time chatting to the attendees, discussing her designs and yarns, answering questions and problem solving knitting/pattern queries.

The most popular yarn purchased on the day by the group was Iris, a new addition to the Pure Bliss collection. Iris is a supreme blend of merino and cashmere, very light when knitted up and oh so so soft.  Debbie`s pattern books were also extremely popular (signed copies for our attendees which may have had some influence), selling out of some titles. This also applied to some shades in the Debbie Bliss Iris and Falkland Aran yarn ranges. We have received another order since which has fulfilled all back orders and we have another order in the system.

Although not planned, we asked Debbie if she was agreeable to Karen asking some of your questions on camera. Of course! came back the reply. If you would like to see the Q&A, please click here.

Before they left, Debbie and Kit mentioned how nice it was to see many of the group wearing Debbie Bliss designs to the event and also how the “fashion parade” was a great success.

It would be fantastic to see your Debbie Bliss finished objects so please take a pic and forward it onto us or pop into the showroom and we can take a photos. We can then forward these onto Debbie and Kit to share on their facebook page.  Check out these images below to get a flavour of proceedings during the visit.








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