Come and join us at Origin 22nd – 28th September 2011 and be the first to see the new collection – ‘East Isle’.
‘Far East Fair Isle’ follows on themes from my final MA RCA show exploring a printing process which fades and distorts colour and draws inspiration from my travels to the Himalayas and my love for traditional knitting ‘Fair Isle’ patterns.
It has been an exciting journey working with a variety of talented creatives to get this project off the ground. First of all I would like to thank Tait and Style with whom I have been working in collaboration to establish the collection. I met Ingrid Tait in 2007 when I spent a month in Orkney as an intern at Tait and Style. We stayed in contact ever since and it has been a fantastic opportunity to work with her again and combine our shared passion for colour, pattern and wool.
I would also like to say a special thank you to the amazing photoshoot team who had an early start last week – photographer Rick Hanley, Toni and Guy’s Essensuals hair stylist Claire Higgs, make-up artist Laura Keen and models Elena, Suzanna and Gemma.
The amount of support and encouragement throughout this project has been overwhelming and a lot of love goes out to Tim Greaves, Mum and Dad, Jelly, Mary Restieaux, Angela Hunt, Trudie Middleton and Sue Clarke.