"Knit"

Research: Mass Production & Handcrafts

Handcraft around the world has been affected by the production of cheap mass produced goods and resulting in a homogeneous marketplace. Balance between mass production and craft, the fast and slow, is needed in order to move towards a more sustainable future. I want to embrace new technologies, but not forget traditional craft techniques; combining and contrasting the old and the new for innovative results.

Research: 3D Printing & Knitting – Pringle

Research: 3D Printing & Knitting – Pringle

During London Design Festival I went to a talk about material innovation in fashion. The panel discussion focused on new developments in 3D printing for fashion. It was held at the Pringle store where they showcased their recent material innovation; combining knitwear with 3D printing

Sneak Peek: Glancing Back & Moving Forwards

Sneak Peek: Glancing Back & Moving Forwards

This time last year I was in Peru. I went for a month on a mission to turn my knitted homeware collection into reality! My ambitions were high and the trip got off to a rocky start when my yarn was stollen…

In Sight: traditional Peruvian knitted chullos (hats)

In Sight: traditional Peruvian knitted chullos (hats)

…I came across a beautiful collection of chullos, an Andian style hat with earflaps… They were incredibly fine that it was hard to believe they had been hand knitted. The complex geographic patterns used multiple colours and they were beautifully finished with a tiny scalloped edge.

Sneak Peek: research trip to Peru

Sneak Peek: research trip to Peru

For the next month I will be in Peru on a mission to turn my collection into reality. I will be focusing on just a few key pieces, tweaking the colour palette and changing the yarn to a locally sourced quality. I’m not expecting a smooth development process, especially considering the news I have just received…

Sneak Peek: Knitted Baby Blankets

Sneak Peek: Knitted Baby Blankets

There seems to be a baby boom…at least in my friendship group! In the last month I’ve become an aunty and two of my close friends in New York have also had their first child. So I decided it was…

Sneak Peek: and the winner is…!

Sneak Peek: and the winner is…!

Thank you to those of you who visited The Startup Showcase and/or entered into the prize draw by answering a few questions. It was a fantastic event and it was great to receive your feedback. Your comments are greatly appreciated…

Sneak Peek: my stand at The Startup Showcase

Sneak Peek: my stand at The Startup Showcase

After months of preparation The Startup Showcase has been and gone. It was a fantastic experience and I received some great feedback.   I have to say a massive thank you to my sister, Anna, who helped me create my…

Sneak Peek: win a designer cushion!

Sneak Peek: win a designer cushion!

My cushions aren’t for sale yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on one. I will be giving away one of my cushions in return for a bit of help with market research. At The Startup Showcase…

Sneak peek: the creative process

Here’s a little video that I filmed a few months ago when I was designing my current collection of knitted cushions and throws. It gives you a sneak peek into the process that goes into creating one of my designs….

Sneak Peek: knit cushions and throws

Sneak Peek: knit cushions and throws

Here are a few more photos of my “Nuba” collection that will be on display at The Startup Showcase. The event starts with a Press Preview and VIP night on Thursday, then a Buyers Breakfast and Time Out Event on…

Sneak Peek: watch me knitting!

My debut collection of knitted cushions and throws will be on display at Somerset House for The Startup Showcase next weekend (23rd/24th March).  The designs are a taster of what’s to come, but are currently not for sale. All samples…

Sneak Peek: Lets Knit Magazine

Sneak Peek: Lets Knit Magazine

Lets Knit has done a lovely article in this months magazine about the rising popularity of knitted home ware. I’m featured as one of the “experts”! Go and get your copy…

Sneak Peek: Knitted Home Textiles

Sneak Peek: Knitted Home Textiles

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks working on new designs for my debut collection of knitted home accessories; cushions, blankets and throws. My colour scheme and patterns are evolving and I’m loving the results. Here’s a sneak peek at…

Sneak Peek: Knitted Samples

Sneak Peek: Knitted Samples

Here’s a selection of some of the designs I’m currently working on. Early stages at the moment, so they might evolve into something completely different!