who i am

WRapt's ownership

My name is Hannelie Bekker; I own Wrapt Knitwear.

I am a classic corporate refugee: after 30 often happy years in senior broadcast and content management positions, I developed a severe intolerance of boardrooms, corporate politics, having bosses, having subordinates, answering to boards, excel spreadsheets, powerpoint presentations, funding rounds, business buzz words, team building, brainstorming, and a plenitude of related things, both concrete and abstract.

To my own surprise and that of everyone who knows me I found solace in knitting. I'd never exhibited any signs of a "crafty" orientation (in fact, I dislike the very notion), and, until I picked up knitting needles in 2016, hadn't knitted since primary school.

One thing led to another, and Wrapt was born. I am largely self-taught, although a wonderful foundation was laid by Helen Sharp in 10 days at The Knitting School in Seattle.