Louisa studied textiles for fashion at Brighton University. During her third year she undertook an internship at Rowan Yarns, and after graduating she worked as an in-house designer for Rowan for 11 years. Since having children, she has worked alongside her husband, Stephen, a photographer. Together they created the Miss Bea series of knitting books inspired by their children. In 2005, she was very fortunate to be given the opportunity of introducing her own line of yarns and patterns, Louisa Harding Yarns. Returning to the textile heritage of Yorkshire in October 2016, Louisa and Stephen launched Yarntelier, a bespoke collection of cashmere yarns showcased in a beautifully photographed series of hand-knitting patterns and books.