Rose Swalwell is the founder of Derwentwater Designs, named after the lake in the beautiful English Lake District where she lives and where her business is situated.
The company has been designing and manufacturing embroidery kits since the mid 1980s and Rose designed most of the kits although there is also a team of designers each specialising in a different range.
In 2017 Rose and her husband Sid retired and their catalogue was transferred to Bothy Threads who are also based nearby in the English Lake District. They will continue to produce and distribute the existing range and and new designs Rose produces.
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Please Read This! (Latest update 1st April 2020)
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