Work in Progress for the Art Exhibition at the Minster Reading
I was invited by the lovely people at ‘Reading Between the Lines’ to create a piece of knitting for an art exhibition to run alongside their production of Romeo and Juliet. The art exhibition opens tomorrow 12th September at 7.30pm and will run until 28th September. The exhibition will feature the work of Reading artists such as Lou Jessop and Salvo Toscano More info about the production and tickets can be found here: – www.readingbetweenthelines.co.uk
My submission for the exhibition is titled ‘Star Crossed Lovers’. The patterns are inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It is hand knitted with wool from Shetland and I have taken inspiration from traditional fair isle patterns such as a star and cross and love hearts. It’s been a great project to be a part of and I have enjoyed making it.
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Here is a bit of blurb about the collection and the collaboration:
Far East Fair Isle is a collection of scarves in Merino wool, designed by designer Emma Bradbury, in collaboration with Ingrid Tait of Tait & Style.
The inspiration comes from two hugely different trips that Emma made one after the other. The first was to the mountainous Ladakh province of Kashmir: the spectacular scenery, amazing light and brightly coloured traditional fabrics were a revelation. On her return to the UK, she immediately visited Shetland, and studied Fair Isle patterns and techniques.
Tait & Style has always been interested in blending traditions from these northern isles with colourful influences from around the world, and so Emma’s ideas fit right in. Emma has worked at Tait & Style on two separate graduate placements; she and Ingrid hope to collaborate on more new designs in the near future.
My continuous looped scarf featured in this seasons Rowan Magazine. The scarf was knitted for the RCA ‘Wool Week’ competition.
The keyword for the brief was freedom and the knitwear piece had to link to the 50th anniversary of London’s ‘Swinging sixties’ Carnaby Street.Images from Rowan Magazine 50.
This scarf is made from British wool and was inspired by 1960’s optical art patterns and psychedelic colours.
New items designed and knitted by mother and daughter design duo now available here –Mutti and Tochter
I was taught to knit by my mum and she was taught by my granny and my granny was taught by her mum and the chain goes on. Mutti and Tochter (German for Mother and Daughter) celebrates craft and the passing on of craft skills through the generations.
This year I am exhibiting my work in the ‘New Designers’ room at Unravel, Farnham Maltings.
Open 10am to 5pm on Saturday 26th and 10am to 4pm on Sunday 27th February.
A two day festival of knitting… handspun yarns, talks, workshops and more. Hear a range of talks, see demonstrations, take part in workshops, purchase yarn, buttons and other accessories at the marketplace, solve your knitting quandaries at the knitting surgery and even enter your favourite item into ‘Best In Show.’ New for this year, emerging and established designers present their creations at the unravel fashion show. So get your needles and crochet hooks out and join us for two days of knitted fun.
An amazing 5 weeks in Shetland working at Shetland College on the BA Contemporary Textile course. I was a visiting tutor on the machine knitted textile module with the 1st and 2nd years. These students are ones to watch. The Shetland college is surrounded by a wealth inspiration of dramatic land and seascapes, wildlife, traditional arts and crafts and fibre.