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Alison Ellen

knitwear designer, maker, and teacher

Farnham, Surrey


accessories, hats, garments


£50 — £600


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


Soft Engineering, textiles taking shape

13 Jan 2018
Touring exhibition with weavers Ann Richards and Deirdre Wood at City Space, Winchester Discovery centre, SO23 8SB from January 13th - February 11th 2018: Exploring the interplay of raw materials and technique in weaving and knitting.

Sussex Guild of Craftsmen fair

02 Dec 2017
2-day fair at Midhurst Rother College West Sussex GU29 9DT

Six Sussex Artists & Craftsmen

04 Nov 2017
2-day exhibition at The English Wine Centre, Alfriston, E Sussex BN26 5QS

Available for commissions


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'Soft Engineering, textiles taking shape'

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

garden-inspired collection

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles