The Craft Collective Team
My name is Annelie, also know as Annie. I have been crafting since I was a small child. From making doll houses from cardboard boxes to pottery I love all things craft. In 2015 I moved from my home town Lincoln to beautiful Cornwall and set up my home in Redruth with my brilliant boyfriend and my cat Buster.
Quickly after moving to Redruth I started my own small craft business and I started working at different Craft Fairs around the county, meeting some amazing people making amazing products. Craft Fairs are a wonderful way of meeting people and making connections, and this gave me the idea for The Craft Collective Blog which had its first post back in November 2015 and is still running now.
The idea for The Craft Collective shop came to me long before I started a craft business or a blog. I was holidaying in Redruth with family in 2015, before we moved here, and talking to my sister in law about how I had always thought that it would be great to have a community space to learn to knit from other knitters or take a little workshop in needle felting. Perhaps have a cup of tea whilst reading a book and browsing some great craft books and products. She told me that Redruth needed something like that, a shop that also helped the local community and developed arts and culture in the local area.
Rob Harrison is co-owner of The Craft Collective, he is the tech guru, handy man. His real day job is as a computer programmer and sound engineer, but he can also often be found manning the counter at The Craft Collective.
Jenny Watt has been a long time friend and supporter of The Craft Collective and in her spare time, when she is not raising two beautiful boys she is also designer and co-owner of the up cycled skateboard company Sew Watt. You can still find her products in the shop.