CIJ Featured Shop: The Feminine Touch

Sandra from The Feminine Touch is a designer and creator of high quality knitwear & home decor. She is our resident celebrity after having her patterns published in some bestselling knitting magazines.

Sandra has been crafting for a while now, in her younger days, she remembers sewing new outfits for Friday night outs with the girls. Nothing out of the ordinary, but just good quality tops and trousers, always fully colour coordinated. And then again when her daughter was born (25 years ago), she created lovely knitted garments and nifty little shorts and waistcoat combinations.

Sandra created her Etsy shop as a means of providing some sort of living for herself when she retired from her IT job in the summer of 2013. She always knew that she wanted to work for herself, to continue learning new skills and to generally enjoy what she does.

Sandra loves to make something from virtually nothing, re-using material or yarn, picking things up from car boot sales and charity shops. This is evident in her felted bags and cushions, re-utilising old wool sweaters that have seen better days brings her a great sense of achievement.

Sandra reflects on crafting and selling on Etsy as a great journey, exploring new ideas and ways of doing things, learning new skills, sourcing great materials and meeting brilliant people who are only too willing to help each other.

The Feminine Touch

You can get 10% off in Sandra’s shop – – with the code ‘ETSYCIJ15’.