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I am a gypsy! having been born and raised in Yorkshire, England I left at 21 and lived in many places including Germany for 5 years. This resulted in my always striving to move on to the next level of my life. The one thing that remained constant is my need to create. Eventually I went back to university and graduated with a first class honours degree in fashion and textiles majoring in knitwear design. I am now back in Yorkshire and a professional in-house hand knit designer for a well known UK pattern and yarn company.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

'PHARAOH' COLLECTION SKETCHES & SAMPLES


(Egyptian draping inspired swatch)


Here is a selection of some of my quick sketch ideas from my note book; this book goes just about everywhere with me so I can get that idea down before it disappears from my memory. Based on the draping effect of the neck area of the ancient Egyptian style dress trends. Made from Silk and Viscose using a mixture of hand knit & crochet with some machine knit. The idea is to start to interweave the natural scooped drapes.


(Silk & Viscose close-up)



(Crochet top with hidden muff style pocket)


... this concept only collection to date, is trying to think outside the box and work on new ways to work around the body.




(Crochet interweaved draping detail dress)


....development of the idea of evolving jewellry with the actual clothes.





(Crochet hieroglyph inspired cardigan)


....a more classic example using the same elements with a wrap style fastening.





(Crochet Egyptian necklate)


....another of my experiments to create unusual crochet jewellry which is elegant and delicate.


Some of these items may be seen at the forth coming knit and stitch shows( http://www.twistedthread.com/ ), Come see Quirky little knits at Alex. Palace, London 8th-11th October in the Resource centre, stand RCC11.

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1 comment:

Alison Friday said...

Lovely sketches darling, what's a muff style pocket? I have never heard of that. Like a furry muff that comes with a winter coat?