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Alison Ellen

knitwear designer, maker, and teacher

Farnham, Surrey


accessories, hats, garments


£1 — £5000


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 2019

30 Mar 2019
Touring exhibition with weavers Ann Richards and Deirdre Wood will open at Whitchurch Silk Mill 2019 Exploring the interplay of raw materials and technique in weaving and knitting.

'praktis/ mind and matter : the making of craft

11 Oct 2018
15 makers showing their work from October 11-14 at The Barn, Bury Court, Bentley, near Farnham, Surrey. Ceramics, glass, wood, baskets, jewellery and textiles, including talks and demonstrations

Available for commissions


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'praktis/ mind and matter : the making of craft

Disciplines Basketry, Ceramics, Pottery, Glass, Jewellery, Textiles, Wood
Materials Ceramics, Glass, Metal, Textiles, Wood

Soft Engineering, textiles taking shape

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles