Sorting my wool...and my mind!

Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Tuesday, September 21, 2010
After a busy few days of panicking and flapping about my work, I felt the only way to actually get anything done was to get out of my flat and go to the studio to stat pinning on mannequins etc.

After an amazing phone tutorial this morning, which really helped to clarify thoughts and ideas in my head - I have come to the conclusion that I need a clear plan and direction - and to plough on through my doubt to see what will come out of experimenting and actually creating my pieces - instead of me continuing to be too scared to begin using the yarns i've spent weeks (and months!) creating!

So its full steam ahead with ideas on how to document and present my findings, i've also completed the first 5 inches of knitting for my first collection piece so far today!!

I think my designs will naturally evolve once I start knitting them, so the next stage of my journey begins...


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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