AN independent business owner will grace the small screen in a spot on a crafting TV channel.

Michelle Jackson created her business, Knitaway, in January to sell knitting kits and knitted goods.

Inspired by her son Oliver who also owns his own business, Michelle said starting her own business has given her a new zest for life.

“I feel so excited every day,” said Michelle, 57, of Broadgate, Silkstone. “I am so motivated to make my business great and I want to show people that they can do it and it’s never too late to chase your dreams.

“Before I had started my business I had thought about it for a long time, but I was never brave enough to take the plunge but now my children are older I thought ‘why not’, so I took the plunge.”

Michelle has been invited to appear on the crafting channel, Hochanda, to present new knitting kits and said she is excited to see where the experience takes her.

“I’ve got new kits to present, and I am really looking forward to getting my business out there and having fun with it,” added Michelle. “I’ve spent lockdown learning about Instagram and how to run a website and I am now looking forward to putting it all into practice.

“I think knitting has had a revival and isn’t just seen as an old lady’s pastime any more. I want to help bring it into the 21st century and I’m just excited to see where my business takes me.”

Michelle will appear on Hochanda on Wednesday (September 16)