Lynette is a Knitter and Textile Designer specialising in Australian handmade felt knitted hats and bags, knitted and crochet accessories, fibre art, as well as boutique yarns and kits.
Lynette spent her childhood exposed to a world of creativity. Her father was a prominent Architect in the CBD of Sydney, her mother a competent dressmaker and proprietor of an Elna Sewing Centre on the northern suburbs of Sydney. Both grandmothers were avid knitters and crocheters who taught Lynette to knit, crochet and sew at the age of 8.
As a teenager Lynette made crochet berets for friends at school and then exhibited her berets and macramé belts at a fashion store in the Imperial Arcade, Sydney at the age of 16.
Lynette is a recognised Textile Artist and Designer and has the endorsement of the Australian Made logo on her Australian handmade products that are licensed by the Australian Made Campaign (By Lynette - Licensee ID number:5644)
By Lynette has been operational since May 2000.
In a world brimming with mass produced goods, Lynette is ceaselessly motivated and passionate to create uniquely Australian handmade felt knitted hats and bags, Knitted and Crochet accessories and Fibre Art with exceptional craftsmanship. Lynette’s hats and accessories are made from premium quality natural fibres. With a distinctive classic look her hats make a perfect fashion statement.
By Lynette's handmade products are individually made by Lynette Swift.
With a resurgence in knitting and crochet By Lynette also offers an extensive range of top-of-the-line yarns from reputable yarn companies such as Touch and Zealana which includes the now very popular New Zealand possum yarn, Filatura di Crosa, Noro, Louisa Harding, Naturally and Heirloom, as well as her own designs/patterns (© Lynette Swift) as handmade items, knitting and crochet kits.
By Lynette also specialises and is an Australian retail supplier of ASHFORD Weaving, Spinning and Textile Craft supplies.
Lynette also is a tutor and has demonstrated her skills at craft shows throughout Australia and the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Lynette is a member of the Berry Spinners and Weavers, Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild of NSW Inc.; The Knitters Guild of NSW.
Lynette is also a recognised Designer at Canberra Handmade Market and Designers on Show.
Lynette has recently moved to Berry, NSW and is actively involved with community and charity groups in the Shoalhaven area.
Mission: To Never Compromise on Quality