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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: Palm leaves

In Sight: Palm leaves

This is a watercolour sketch I did when I was in Lima, sitting underneath palm trees on the cliff tops between Barranco and Miraflores.

In Sight: Barranco street view – 1

In Sight: Barranco street view – 1

Barranco is a small neighbourhood in Lima that feels surprisingly tranquil in comparison to the rest of the city. At the beginning of the 20th century it was a summer resort for rich Peruvians, but as the city grew and…

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…