Oh, summer break! When you are in college, you can get a summer job, start an internship, go on as many mini vacations as possible or fall into a massive case of boredom. Jessica Dove, Towson University senior majoring in Mass Communication/Public Relations, had just finished her freshmen year when she re-discovered a childhood passion.
“I had learned to knit when I was a little girl but my boredom had inspired me to pick it up again, Dove said. I made myself quite a few scarves that summer, and when I got back to school for my sophomore year I got a lot of compliments on them. Soon after, so many people asked me to make them scarves and headbands. I made a Facebook page just to organize myself, and from there everything took off. Long story short, I guess you can say my brand was started out of boredom.”
Made With Love by J Dove has transform from simple designs to items with color as well as pattern complexity.
“People definitely love the knitted bow headbands,” Dove said. They are so easy to wear in the winter and don’t mess up your hair. Next, I feel that people really love my oversized cardigans. Those are so easy to throw on over anything, and they’re so warm. They literally go with anything. I think my third top items are definitely my infinity scarves. Those are extremely customizable, and I think my customers really like how the can choose the different details that go into their personal scarf such as color, pattern, thickness, etc.”
The artist also known as JDove makes all products completely customizable for her clients. You can send her photos of designs, patterns, textures and colors you want. She will accept the challenge to create whatever knitting item you desire. To purchase her designs, you can reach her through Instagram, @madewithlovebyjdove , her Facebook page (www.facebook.com/madewithlovebyjdove) or her etsy shop www.madewithlovebyjdove.etsy.com.
“For Spring 2015, I plan to really highlight my knitted crop tops,” Dove said. Currently I am working on different patterns and textures for my spring collection.”