For anyone new to Flock & Fern, welcome! We are a small, independent, family run company whose philosophy is to share and inspire the feeling of joy. Whether in your own home, work place or to share with a friend, we are all about wellness, feeling good, crafting and the beautiful little things in life.
One key aspect to that is embracing hygge.
'Hygge' is a Danish term that relates to the feeling of cosiness that comes from doing simple things such as lighting candles, baking, or spending time at home snuggled up in a lush blanket and watching Netflix with your family.
Let me tell you a little about us and our journey. I (Mhari) started to learn to knit when I was a bit of a stressed out mess battling through a PhD in engineering! I read an article that knitting could help relieve stress, anxiety and help with depression - all three were stifling me at the time.
And, well, it worked! I was hooked! Knitting gave me a huge feeling of satisfaction, due to being able to produce something physical, beautiful and tangible. I loved the sense of achievement from finishing a knitting project and that sparked a real sense of joy within me.
After cladding my friends and family in knitwear of various varieties (some not so great in the beginning - sorry folks!), I started to explore the potential of selling my own products.
My first gig was a local craft fair which couldn't have gone better. The compliments poured in and I didn't want to stop there. So then I set up an Etsy shop and have been really successful to date. The only problem is it is difficult to grow because I only have one pair of knitting hands!
During one of our long countryside walks, my fiance James suggested I perhaps think beyond just selling knitted creations, and try to encompass the whole feeling that I get whilst sitting knitting: the candles, the cushions, the lovely home decor - the feeling of joy deep down. And so, here it is - Flock & Fern! Our aim is to source and create fantastic products that will help spark joy in your life, provide knitting tutorials, offer a variety of crafting supplies and surprise you with great gift ideas!
We are now in full swing of sourcing some fantastic products and brands that will help support our philosophy.
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Much love xx