Author Archives: Sara Piper Heap

About Sara Piper Heap

I am a jeweller and metalwork designer and maker. That said, if any word were written through me (like in a stick of rock) then it would be 'maker'. I have always been a maker - sewing, knitting, baking, music and laterly jewellery and metalwork. My main business is Sara Piper Heap jewellery and metalwork, SheapKnits (my other business) has come about due to an inability to do nothing.

New Website and Blog address

Hi everyone, I think it’s about time to give SheapKnits its very own website. It’s work in progress at the moment, (we hope to finish it next week), but check it out at It also means this blog has … Continue reading

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Phileas goes to Froglife

Jane bought a frog kit from last year’s Fibre East. She’s made up Phileas and he’s now living with Sam who works for ‘Froglife’ the national wildlife charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles – frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards … Continue reading

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SheapKnits getting around

My first Etsy sale came along whilst I was at the Shropshire Guild Meeting.  I’m part of the Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Crafts as a jeweller and metalsmith (see  They have yet to approve of knitting as a contemporary … Continue reading

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New Year New(ish) Gang

Happy New Year from the whole gang.  Newbies are Horace, Dennis and Glenda.  Horace is the Hare who sports lovely long pink ears.  Glenda the goose has bright orange beak, wings and stripey legs whereas Dennis is simply a stuffed … Continue reading

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Chicken Street

My ‘proper’ job is that of a metalsmith and jeweller.  I guess that when God was giving out job titles he gave me one called, “Maker” and left the rest up to me.  So when I’m not tapping away on various … Continue reading

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SheapKnits meets Blacker Yarns

At the end of April on a VERY wet Sunday, Judith and I headed off to Builth Wells in deepest, darkest, dampest Wales where I literally accidentally found that I was at the Blacker Yarns stand.  I met Sonja there … Continue reading

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SheapKnits has arrived

The first SheapKnit was born back in September 2010.  Sales were made at Christmas and since then I (that’s Sara Heap – hence Sheap) have been working on new SheapKnit characters – that’s designing and making them. They’re all knitted … Continue reading

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