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:
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.
Winchester Discovery Centre
Saturday 13th Jan - Sunday 11th Feb
|3 textile makers, Alison Ellen (knitting), Ann Richards (weaving), Deirdre Wood (weaving), find their approach to textiles has many connections. They come together to show their innovative approach to their chosen fields of textiles. The exhibition has toured in the UK, and will include a symposium and workshops in Winchester.|