Sally Underwood, the creative director of ompompom gave her contemporary knitted textile label this name as she has lived beside the sea most of her adult life. Studying Fashion Textiles in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk then BA hons Knitwear Design in Brighton now residing in Hastings the pull of the sea seemed appropriate for the name of her business. ompompom.com. Sally has been knitting and selling at Open Studio events over the last 5 years from her ideally located flat in the heart of Hastings Old Town. After a maternity break and with a beautiful new source of inspiration ompompom has moved to a studio close by.
Using lambswool from the UK, a computer to draw her designs a knitting machine and a washing process to soften up the finish ompompom creates humorous text pieces, birth map blankets, wedding memory blankets and scribble blankets as well as graphics inspired from journeys. Knitting with wool, some products are washed and spun to create a felted fabric. While the blankets, cushions and scarves are treated more gently to create a softer non felted finish.
Ompompom has a shop for some designs and offers the personal touch to baby, child and wedding blankets immortalising your memories as well as personalised christmas stockings.
Ompompom can be contacted via email, Facebook, twitter, the dog and bone or snail mail – please see our contacts page.