My name is Sarah and I spend most of my time knitting, designing, reading, walking and listening to music. An ideal day is one in which time is spent doing each of these things.
I appreciate anything that is made with skill and ingenuity and I take pride in producing long-wearing garments with careful attention to detail. I started out with a love of sewing and woven fabric which I still like to indulge, but learning to knit introduced me to a new world of creative possibilities–working with fiber and understanding its properties, using yarn to create fabric and planning garments from that fabric, planning all aspects of fit, construction and decoration and creating a garment entirely by hand. I love the sensation of knitting, I love it’s portability and I love the comfort of knitted garments. Perhaps most of all, I love being connected to a tradition of creative and hard-working people from all over the world, who have produced infinite wonders with a knit and a purl.
I started knitting 6 years ago and almost immediately felt drawn to designing. My designs take inspiration from many sources; traditional crafts, dressmaking and tailoring, the world of haute couture and costume design, great characters in literature, film and opera, and the natural world. I create clothes that combine fit and function foremost but I also enjoy exploring how clothes have the power to make us feel more or less like ourselves and how clothes can be suited to various occasions. I design with these ideas in mind. Construction and finishing are two of my chief interests and I enjoy the process of planning garments that will wear well and look their best both inside and out. To that end, with each design, I seek out the techniques best suited to creating a garment of quality. And if I cannot find a technique that satisfies my exacting standards, I enjoy the sometimes lengthy process of trying to create a new one. Watch as I valiantly try to reinvent the wheel–a better buttonband! the perfect cardigan facing! the one, true bobble! All in the service of knitting.