Corkwood was established in 1985 when an obsession with knitting machines and knitwear design developed in to a business that specialized in bespoke machine made knitwear. Since then our customers requirements have diversified and so have we. In years gone past, the majority of our time was spent pre-show sample making and creating the technical patterns required for the manufacture of our knitted garments. Many of our customers were not knitwear specialists so we were able to provide the expertise necessary to enable customers to organise their knitwear orders with confidence.

As well as traditional methods of fully fashioned machine knitting we use fabric painting, screen printing and dyeing as methods of fabric and yarn decoration. You can see a selection of some of our work on the portfolio page.

Customers of ours have included Stella McCartney, Maria Grachvogel ltd, Edina Ronay Ltd, Cecile Jeffrey Knitwear, Studd ltd and Massive Management and many others.

Over the years our business has grown and developed and been added to. A main part of our business now is the knitting and craft supply shop which offers an eclectic selection of items such as yarns, our own brand of tape yarns and knitted trims, various fabric dyes and their associated chemicals and other items that we think our customers will find interesting.