Jemma Helliker’s grandma and mother introduced her to the art of knitting on a cold winter evening in 2009. They patiently fixed her mistakes as she struggled through her first baby beanie. The finished hat was ugly, but she was hooked. Today she dreams about new patterns and spends her free time experimenting and creating new accessories out of beautiful yarns.
Her shop, Squidge & Bean, contains hand-knit accessories crafted from the finest merino and alpaca wool sourced from independent hand dyers from the USA and Uruguay. Each item is lovingly created by Jemma in her smoke-free, pet-free home. Her style is classic and simple -- committed to using only independently produced animal and plant-based yarns. She creates items that allow the yarn to be the star. Check her great work out on her equally great blog, Squidge & Bean.