Hi! My name is Beata. I’m originally from Slovakia, but I’ve been calling Ireland my home for over a decade.
I love to knit, it’s my favourite past time. If I’m sitting, I’m knitting. I knit a lot! My yarns are bright, cheerful and vibrant and I make colours that I love.
Soon after I took up knitting, I realised I really wanted to create my own yarn line of soft, squishy yarns in beautiful colours. It’s the colours I want to knit with, the colours I want to wear and the colours I can’t live without.
Hedgehog Fibres was founded in 2008 and the name came from my surname – Jezek means hedgehog in Slovakian. My colours reflect my personal style and range from dark, rich and earthy to crazy, fluorescent and vibrant depending on what I’m into at the moment.
I love my dog babies and I work with our local dog shelter as a foster home. My boyfriend and I have fostered over 15 dogs in the last couple of years, all of which have found wonderful permanent homes. I often share photos my weird pack of pets and our foster doggies on my Instagram