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the story

TOFT began in September 2006 at the dawn of the handmade, do-it-yourself craft resurgence in Britain. Toft is the name of the small Warwickshire hamlet in which the business operates and from which the brand takes its name. Since 2006 the brand has organically grown from small family beginning to become a dynamic player in the contemporary craft and lifestyle market. 

The business came about as a development of Creative Director Kerry Lord's family alpaca farm at Toft Manor, which is now the base for the whole company. Rob and Shirely Bettinson, Kerry's parents, bought alpacas in 1997 when the first alpacas came to the UK. Rob and Shirley continue to run Toft Alpaca Stud - a busy livestock business specialising in breeding pedigree alpacas with fine, dense and commercially valuable fleeces in all colours. 

In 2006 Kerry graduated from York University with a first-class honours degree in English and came back to her parents' home and their herd of 80 alpacas. Each year alpacas are sheared for their fleeces and as the TOFT herd grew, the mounds of alpaca fleece in the Bettinson's home grew too. After Kerry's attempt to sell the fibre was unsuccessful, she took it upon herself to learn about the industry and manufacture the first batches of TOFT Alpaca yarn in the UK. 

 


 
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Toft UK Lola The Beagle Kit

 

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TOFT UK Grant the Cuttlefish Kit

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Toft UK Ocean by Kerry Lord

$18.99

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Toft UK Olivia the Seal

 

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Toft UK Mini Sheila the Kangaroo

 

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Toft UK Mini Hope the Whale

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Toft UK Phillip the King Charles Spaniel

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Toft UK Samuel the Koala

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Toft UK Dave the Seagull

 

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Toft UK Rebecca the Sea Turtle

 

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Toft UK Florence the Orca

 

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Toft UK Mini Ginny the Pufferfish

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The New Collection Edward's Menagerie

 

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Toft UK Caitlin The Giraffe Kit

 

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Toft UK Emma the Bunny

 

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Toft UK Geraldine the Duck

 

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Toft UK Mini Simon the Sheep

$25.00

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Toft UK Mini Emma the Bunny

 

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Toft UK Mini Orla The Octopus Kit

 

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Toft UK Mini Mike The Jellyfish Kit

 

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Toft UK Chablis The Unicorn Kit

$40.00

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Toft UK Wild by Kerry Lord

 

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Edward's Menagerie Dogs by Kelly Lord

$25.00

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Toft UK Gourmet Crochet Canned Kits

$25.00

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Toft UK Eleanor the Labrador Kit

 

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Toft UK Millie The Poodle Kit

 

 


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