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More About Pikki Nikki

Well hey there lovely! Thanks for taking the time to check out my work and my website. Here’s a little about me and what I do.

 

Pikki Nikki owner Nikki stands with a stack of crochet blankets.

Hi! I’m Nikki, the owner of Pikki Nikki. I’m a mama bear myself, raising two beautiful and wild boys.

I started this business a couple of years ago while I was transitioning out of my previous career. I was seeking an outlet for my creativity, and wanted to build a business that allowed me to make and have fun!

Originally making and selling beaded baby accessories, I learned to crochet in the background. I was instantly hooked! (Pun unapologetically intended). Over time, my skills grew, and my passion for crochet never ceased. And here we are today! I have amazing customers, and I love seeing my craft becoming a part of their lives, and hopefully brightening their days!

Why are quality heirloom pieces important?

Pikki Nikki crochet art mandala in yellow orange purple blue and green colours

We live in a world that is full of flat pack, mass produced products. I say that without judgement – I have those things too! But what those things lack is the quality and warmth that comes with hand made pieces. Handmade, heirloom quality pieces are what turns a house into a home.

What materials are used in Pikki Nikki products?

Pikki Nikki crochet art

I mostly use cotton yarn for my work. Some pieces are a cotton/acrylic blend. One of my goals in running my business is to reduce the use of synthetic fibres, as these are mostly plastic based yarns. I also avoid using animal-based fibres as most farming practices fail to properly care for the well being of animals.

Cotton is a wonderful yarn to use. It is made from cotton plants. It is breathable, and it means that my pieces can be used all year round. It is also very soft, doesn’t feel stuffy like synthetic fibres do, and doesn’t itch like animal-based fibres can.

Caring for the planet 

Pikki Nikki crochet art rainbow

As the owner of a small business, I am doing all that I can to minimise waste. I use home compostable mailers, and most of my packaging is recyclable. At this stage, my postage labels and some stickers are not recyclable, but I hope to change that as my business grows.