Summer knits

I always find designing for Summer much harder than winter. Simple because, no one wants to wear a chunky jumper in summer. So I have been doing a lot of research in creating designs for my first ever summer collection and found some really interesting images that I thought I would share with you all….

Sophisticated Yarn bombing

Now we have all seen the lovely yarn bombs of cute animals being placed in random areas but some artists have taken it to a whole new level. From combining yarn and lighting to create a furturistic look to creating words on a large scale. Yarn bombing has gone adult. http://www.m-vs-m.com/index.php?/installation/nuit-blanche-paris-2012/ http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/pae-white-too-much-night-again http://faigahmed.com/installations/embroidered-space/ http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/jeongmoon-choi-dialogue-lineaire http://www.wiespreijde.com/index.php?/projecten/tegendraads/

Is macrame cool again?

A few years ago I went on a experimental knitting and crochet course at Chelsea college and amongst knitting swatches with electrical wire and pipe cleaners I also learnt how to macrame. I loved it ! I found it really interested how a few different knots could make something so different and picked it up…

Wool house

On the weekend I went down to Somerset House in London to see the new exhibition put on by Campaign for Wool. I have always been interested in the campaign but have never managed to make it to an event until now. When I arrived in the rain I was greeted by a pen full…

Kaffe Fassett exhibition

On my trip to London I visited the Fashion and Textile museum to see the Kaffe Fassett exhibition. The place was full of all of his colourful knits and embroidery. It was amazing to see his work up close and he really uses colour in the best way. Everything was so well done and its…