From Chanel to Westwood – knitwear exhibition

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I recently visited the Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey, London to view the Chanel to Westwood knitwear exhibition. I had been desperate to see the exhibition and finally managed it just a few days before it closed. I thoroughly … Read More

The 1930s: The Decade Between

When I posted The Bright Young Things, I always thought I’d want to write about what came after the Roaring Twenties. We humans like to think of decades as clearly defining cultural or political phenomena, but real life is rarely … Read More

Alconleigh – from the Knits for a Cold Climate collection

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Folowing on from her incredibly popular design, Clemmie, Tess Young has created Alconleigh for the Knits for a Cold Climate collection. Following on the heels of Nancy, Asthall and Noblesse Oblige the collection is really coming together and there are … Read More

Noblesse Oblige – and a little something about Language

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Noblesse Oblige is the latest pattern in the ‘Knits for A Cold Climate‘ collection. And I am extremely excited to announce that it is designed by my good friend and collaborator, the extremely talented designer, Karie Westermann. Karie is not only … Read More

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