Meet the Staff

Alasdair - Alasdair works for us from Wales and occasionally pops up in our bricks + mortar shops. He studies at the University of Cardiff and volunteers with the Scouts in his spare time.

Christabel - When Christabel isn't working in our Edinburgh shop, she's studying for her Masters in Classics at the University of Edinburgh. She is a novice knitter, and dreams of one day knitting a sock.

David - David is a well known face in our Falkirk Craft Studio, although he can sometimes be found in Stirling too.  His local knowledge is invaluable, as is his knowledge of the products in store.

Emily - Emily, who joined the McAree Brothers team in September 2016, has been knitting and occasionally designing simple garments and accessories on and off for 10 years. She moonlights as a board member for the Edinburgh Horror Festival and local performance group Some Kind of Theatre, and is never knowingly without coffee or sock needles.

Esther - Esther is a 3rd year student at the University of Edinburgh, studying History & Politics - so knitting is a welcome hobby! Tackling knitted cakes & scones is about all she's managed so far but she's hoping to attempt a bigger knitting challenge soon.

Heather - Heather has been knitting since she was 8 years old, and is still completely obsessed with it. She starts more projects than she finishes and her favourite colours will always be the brightest ones on the shelf. Heather works in our Edinburgh shop, offering one knitting and crochet tuition, and can also be found on Twitter: @KnitWithHeather.

Helen - Helen in our Falkirk Craft Studio enjoys working with numbers but is a novice at knitting.  She can manage scarves.

Julia - Julia can be found in our Falkirk Craft Studio.  As well as helping customers select the best product for them, she can offer extensive help with knitting projects, and the problems that often come with them!

Kate - Kate is a member of our web team and is based in the Edinburgh branch of McAree Brothers, having joined in October 2013. She is currently knitting a scarf for her daughter who has just headed off to university. She is a novice knitter but is enjoying the chance to use the lovely soft Rowan Lima yarn for the first time.

Leah - Leah works in our Edinburgh shop. She loves to knit, especially socks. Leah is studying Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh.

Lucy - A crocheter in our Edinburgh shop.  A big fan of the Brittany Crochet Hooks, she learned to crochet using Crochet Unravelled.

Sarah - A fan of all things crafty, Sarah loves to master new techniques.  She can usually be found in our Edinburgh branch updating something internet-y or solving knitting problems.

Susan H - Susan started knitting a long time ago when she was a little girl.  She was taught to knit by her mother and started off knitting scarves for dolls. She then progressed to scarves for herself. Then when she had children, she knitted baby clothes but as they got older, she had to stop, as they wouldn't wear handknitted garments any more as they weren't "cool".  Since she started working at McAree Brothers, her knitting passion has flourished.  She loves knitting most things but hates sewing the garments together!  She loves the Rowan Kidsilk Haze - it's so soft and makes beautiful scarves.