'Fresh and vivid designs for home and friends'

Welcome to The Hare in the Sweater

The Hare in the Sweater was created in 2017 by British artist Sam Purcell for a range of mugs, jugs and greetings cards starring the ever-popular, sweater-wearing Harry hare.

Our 2020 range introduces a collection of homeware and cards featuring Sam's all-new designs from the countryside. Fresh, wild and still sometimes wearing a sweater, they hope to capture a moment in time: a glimpsed brown hare on a walk or a barn owl staring from an oak tree at dusk. 

The Hare in the Sweater’s bone china is hand decorated in Stoke-on-Trent while our greetings cards are printed locally on high-quality card. And to keep things simple for you, all our products are delivered free to customers within the UK for orders over £50.

About the artist

Sam Purcell studied art at Winchester and Brighton and now lives with her family near Oundle in rural Northamptonshire. Working from her garden studio she formed Sam Purcell Designs in 2015 and The Hare in the Sweater two years later.

“Creating pieces for the home is a real thrill for me because I am a passionate home maker, and my interior space is vitally important. Ideas come from my day to day life and surroundings – from wildlife encountered on dog walks or simply from treasured pieces in my home.

 “Hares are a frequent subject because they are so popular with customers and also because I love drawing them! Putting them in sweaters added a new, light-hearted dynamic and an opportunity to create patterns drawn from different influences. 

Contacting us

We regularly update our collections of homeware and greetings cards, and you can follow Sam’s work on Instagram: @sampurcellhareinthesweater

For more information regarding our range of homeware and greetings cards, please email info@thehareinthesweater.com. We are always happy to answer your queries.

Many thanks.