Style Hounds Handknits/ Laurel Emery, Owner & Designer
An Art Director First— After earning a BFA from the School of Visual & Performing Arts at Syracuse University, Laurel started her career in advertising in New York and became an Art Director, working at big ad agencies; JWT and Ogilvy & Mather. She then worked as a Creative Consultant for large firms. During that time Laurel traveled extensively in Europe and Mexico.
A Passion for Dogs and Knitting— Eager to change her career, Laurel turned to her passion for knitting and dogs and started Style Hounds in 2004. She designs, knits and then writes the patterns for all her styles. Style Hounds sells knit-kits, patterns and finished products, all 100% alpaca, hand-knit by women in Bolivia, fair trade. A book of Style Hounds patterns is in the works.
Saving Dogs in Mexico— Laurel has four dogs, all rescues, three of them; Gina, Bianca and Angela were rescued in the Yucatan, Mexico and brought back to New York. When in Mexico, Laurel and her family volunteer at Evolucion Animal, a sanctuary for abandoned and abused dogs in Merida, Mexico. http://www.evolucionanimal.org
Press— Style Hounds designs have been featured in Vogue Knit Simple, Metropolis, Modern Dog, Family Circle Easy Knitting, Cesar’s Way, Anna, Creative Knitting and Love of Knitting. Also online @designstory.com.
We show at trade and retail venues— The NY International Gift Fair, The Needle Arts Show in Columbus, OH and The NYS Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinbeck, NY.
Wholesale clients— Please contact us to register and see our trade prices. There is a $300. minimum for the first order. All hand-knits are custom order, please allow 4 to 6 weeks. Knit-kits and patterns usually ship immediately.
See us on YouTube— In order to learn more about Style Hounds please view our video: k2g-092 Style Hounds Sweaters for Dogs on You Tube.