Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Friday, September 4, 2015
So anyone who pops in and reads this occasionally (!!), will know that I am currently studying for my PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University. I am really enjoying my research time (even though it seems to be going way too fast for my liking!) and have realised that as much as I love talking about British wool and researching it...i've been very cagey about sharing my work online - I think a third of it is nerves (no-one likes criticism), a third of it is time (why are there only 24 hours in a day) and the last third is trepidation that I am going to stumble across someone doing exactly the same as me (but better...horror!!!!) and i'll fell like a failure!

HOWEVER...that is not the attitude to take is it!! So from now on i'm going to up my game! I've got so many beautiful British yarns collected...and I want to share my experience of knitting with them, handling them, cost/where to find them etc etc! I'll be doing this on a brand spanking (not quite finished as I type...) blog, but for the first couple of weeks I will cross over and duplicate on here as well...we'll see how it goes!

The first breed I will look at is the beautiful Manx Loaghtan (which I have just received back from the spinners - Thanks Paul!!) i'm just about to start knitting up some samples to photograph so it will go up on here at the weekend!


Zoe Grace Fletcher Currently undertaking a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University within the MIRIAD post-graduate department, I am beginning a practice based academic journey into British wool fibres and new technologies within knitwear design. Graduating with Distinction from a Masters in Fashion and the Environment at London College of Fashion, specialising in hand-knitting and the British Wool Industry, I have worked on a number of knitwear collections (personal and external companies), whilst freelancing and researching for a number of exciting projects. My work revolves around the idea of sustainable fashion from a knitted perspective and the different ways to achieve this incorporating the ideas of slow fashion into mainstream society. I love knitting. And wool. And double sided sticky tape.
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