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Discover The Black Rabbit – unusual and knitted decorative home products jewellery and gifts designed and made in her seaside Kent studio by Lindsay Marsden.
about The Black Rabbit
The Black Rabbit was started in 2006 by designer Lindsay Marsden who trained in knitwear at the Royal College of Art.
Knitted lambswool toys and gifts in beautiful stripes are complimented by greetings cards and prints featuring Lindsay’s original illustrations. Our products are designed and made to your order in a little studio by the sea just outside Margate, Kent in England.
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Where did the name come from?
Steve and I got married in the Shetland Islands just before I started the business. He had connections up there from an art residency he had done and we had both been a couple of times since and loved it there. We decided to get married and took two friends with us as our guests. The ceremony was in the registrars front room as they work from home in the islands as it’s so rural. It cost just over £100! I was looking for a name for the company while I was there and noticed that there were lots of rabbits on the islands and just the occasional one is pure black. It seemed just right and a nice reminder of our marriage too.
Loopy Lapin , my stripey knitted rabbit, like many of my products he started life as a gift I made for a friend’s new b