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Alison Ellen

Textiles, knitting and dyeing

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

Jeffreys Cottage

Bealeswood Lane




GU10 4HS

tel: 01252 792442

mobile: 07896124418



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  • Alison Ellen, zigzag jacket, golds and greys
  • Alison Ellen, fitted jacket
  • Alison Ellen, ribby shell jacket
  • Alison Ellen, seed pods
  • Alison Ellen, exhibition details
  • Alison Ellen, new book published
  • Alison Ellen, exhibition poster
  • Alison Ellen, damson patch jacket
  • Alison Ellen, poncho: poppy flowers
  • Alison Ellen, red stripes
  • Alison Ellen, shell pattern shrug
  • Alison Ellen, detail, zig zag jacket, purples


Alison Ellen's work can be seen at:

Six Sussex Artists & Craftsmen

Semeston Village Hall

The Street, Selmeston, East Sussex BN266UG

Saturday 2nd Nov - Sunday 3rd Nov


6 artists/ craftsmen exhibiting and selling their work

Craft Show

Midhurst Rother College (formerly Midhurst Grammar School)

North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DT

Saturday 30th Nov - Sunday 1st Dec

10 am -5pm

members of the Sussex guild of Craftsmen showing a wide range of work in the light, airy setting of this modern school. Easy parking and access.