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Penny Burdett Designer Knitwear

Knitwear Designer/Maker

Camden, Greater London


art knitwear textiles, intricate repeat patterns, unusual colour combinations


£45 — £1000


My use of colour, shape and surface pattern is the key to my work. Having always had a passion for design, I push the boundaries within the very specific limitations of the domestic knitting machine. My yarns are dyed in Italy to my specification for my unusual colour combinations. I take great pride in my special ‘one off’ Art Knit pieces, and in designing knits that ‘love to be worn and admired’ craft made in my shop/workshop or locally. I have recently produced a book ‘30 Years in the Making’


POP ArtKnit cushions on sale in support of V&A's touring Pop Art prints exhitbition @ RAMM

12 May 2018
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter Very excited that my POP ArtKnit cushions are featured in the shop to support the V&A's first touring exhibition of Pop Art prints!

Book '30 Years in The Making'

27 Oct 2016
In October 2016 Penny Burdett launched her book ‘30 Years in the Making’ featuring a powerful archive of photographs of her designs over that time, many of which were taken to apply for the Chelsea Craft Fair run by the Crafts Council

Exhibition Craft Central Gallery '30 Years in The Making'

26 Oct 2016
This 'one woman' Exhibition in Oct 2016 at the Craft Central Gallery Clerkenwell celebrated 30 years of Pennys work. It featured a mixture of new work and vintage designs, stunning photos both old and new, and her Wrap the Lock 35 metre knitted peice

Available for commissions



Book '30 Years in the Making'

Disciplines Printing
Materials Paper

ArtKnit cushions

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Organic Material

Flowing Mohair 'one off' Coats

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Organic Material

ArtKnit clothing

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles