Today on the show, we are trendspotting and chatting with knitwear designer, Fiona Ellis, and we hear her insight into the trends of knitwear and handcrafts in this new year.
“In times of uncertainty, people will go with what they know… Hand knits will become more important, once again, because it’s something we can rely on… When the world is spinning on and I’m frightened and worried… then we go to what we know and what we feel secure. And one of those things is handcrafts.” — Fiona Ellis
Fiona Ellis graduated from DeMontfort University (England) in 1993 with a degree in fashion knitwear design. Since then she has designed for ready-to wear fashion. Her work has appeared in the leading knitting magazine publications and in yarn pattern booklets for many of the large yarn companies, as well as in collaboration with other businesses, including SweetGeorgia Yarns. She is proud to have been included in Twist Collective since the premiere issue in 2008. She is also the author of Inspired Cable Knits, Knitspiration Journal and Inspired Fair Isle Knits and an instructor at Craftsy.
Where to find Fiona Ellis:
- Granville Zippered Cardigan from Twist Collective
- Sonder Cardigan for SweetGeorgia
- Online OnNine: http://www.fionaellisonline.com/on-line–on-nine.html
- Fiona’s Self-Published Patterns: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/fiona-ellis-ravelry-store/patterns
Fiona has generously provided a discount code for our listeners for all of Fiona’s self-published patterns! Please listen to the episode to get the Ravelry discount code for 15% off her patterns.
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