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Alison Ellen

knitwear designer, maker, and teacher

Farnham, Surrey
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Focus

accessories, hats, garments

Pricing

£50 — £600

About

My approach to designing and making handknitted garments is in using the flexible structure of knitting and the way different stitch combinations shape the fabric. I play with variations in scale, stitches and the direction of knitting,  allowing the structure of the fabric itself and the three-dimensional form of the garment to emerge seamlessly together.
I dye my yarns for added patterning and richness of colour, often looking to plants and landscape as a source of ideas.
prices: £50 to £600

News

Soft Engineering, textiles taking shape

13 Jan 2018
This touring exhibition brings together the work of three inspiring textile designer makers, Alison Ellen (knitting) Ann Richards (weaving) Deirdre Wood (weaving), whose approaches have many connections.

Knitting, stitch-led design

26 Jun 2017
Knitting book now published

Available for commissions

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Portfolio

'Soft Engineering, textiles taking shape'

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

garden-inspired collection

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles
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