My studio is full of colour: yarn dyeing, knitting in progress, books, and knitwear for sale in wool and in hemp. Ideas for colours and textures often come from the surrounding garden and landscape, and I have a range of designs to suit different individuals.
I design jackets, jumpers, waistcoats and hats, with interest in structure and drape, as well as colour and texture.
My interest in hand knitting includes running workshops in the UK and abroad, part time teaching at West Dean College, and a fourth book on design for knitting will be published in 2015.
knitwear for sale, commissions welcome
parking, upstairs studio
Visitors welcome by appointment
tel: 01252 792442
Alison Ellen's work can be seen at:
West Dean College
West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex PO180QZ
Friday 1st Sep - Sunday 3rd Sep
|a workshop for beginners or those who want a fresh start in knitting. You will learn how to use the simplest stitches creatively to shape the fabric so you can make simple garments. The course aims to encourage experimentation with basic skills and improve confidence.|
The English Wine Centre
Alfriston Road, Berwick, East Sussex. BN26 5QS
Saturday 4th Nov - Sunday 5th Nov
10am - 5pm
|'Six Sussex (and visitor!) Artists and Craftsmen- pre Christmas exhibition', hosted by Jonathan Chiswell Jones, ceramics.|
Midhurst Rother College
Saturday 2nd Dec - Sunday 3rd Dec
|a selling exhibition by the Sussex guild of Craftsmen, showing high quality work in textiles, ceramics, wood, leather, jewellery, metal and glass.