Knitting overload...

Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Sunday, November 21, 2010
Well today is the first day I have had to catch my breath, sit down and reflect on everything I have done in the past two weeks - I have been madly knitting, writing and panicking whilst trying to complete my collection of pieces in time for the two photo shoots I had organised, whilst trying to collate all my research project ready for hand in!

So heres the story so far...

The next step of creating more loops has begun - with a lot of ground to cover I set about knitting masses and masses of french knitting ready to be formed into loops - it is quite difficult to get the tension, weight and speed level even, along with trying to keep loops and knots out of the wool - here is my first finished piece on top of my natural bat winged dress - 

And here it is when I experimented with dip dyeing the loops in all British Madder - 


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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