Debbonnaire - inspiring you to knit!


Debonnaire is an artisan yarn company run by Erica in South Oxfordshire, they provide incredible colour ways, exquisite yarns and unique designs with top grade customer service.

Erica hand dyes high quality yarns in rich saturated colours and supplies a broad range of other yarns and accessories.  Her straight and embellished (beaded and sequinned) silk yarns are dyed to her unique colour ways by a small business in India.

Debonnaire's original designs are unusually simple, let the yarn do the talking and support their ethos of inspiring you to knit.

Erica is an American who lived in London for 18 years and is now homed in Dunsden, South Oxfordshire. She loves everything about England except the weather (although it's a good excuse to stay in pjs all day).  She really used to love Suffolk, but is now a west England convert.

On the back nine now and with an empty nest in view, Erica started Debonnaire during 2008 - a needlecraft business with a mission to provide the best knitting and needlepoint products along with the highest degree possible of client attention.  Best is defined by Erica as the highest quality artistic materials at a fair price.  She also defines best as stuff she personally wants in case she ends up with it all!

Erica runs this business from home, where she has a large studio space.

When not working on the thousands of ideas she has for Debonnaire, she likes golf, skiing, cooking and the beach. Erica is proficient at knitting and stitching at the beach and while cooking, but not while golfing or skiing…..

Erica's Life Motto is "just do it!"  (This appeared on Erica's yearbook page in the 70's, way before Nike claimed it.)


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Row Lane Farmhouse Studio, 
Row Lane,

Studio open by appointment.