The knits, patterns, people and movements that are currently inspiring us…
1. After years designing for her own label, Savory Knitting, and contributing to collections put out by the likes of Brooklyn Tweed, Interweave Knits and Twist Collective, we’re thrilled to see the appointment of the talented Amy Christoffers as the new design director for Berrocco Yarns! She’s always had a great knack for combining classic shapes and textures with beautiful details and is one of those rare designers able to produce designs that are interesting to knit and super wearable… so we look forward to seeing how her aesthetic influences the Berrocco style.
2. Aisance, the beautiful new design from Melbourne designer, Kirsten Johnstone.
Worked in a soft 4-ply, this is a perfect design for autumn… and, not only is Kirsten a talented designer, she’s also an architect and is responsible for the upcoming Sunspun refit so expect to see her around the shop in the next few weeks!
3. The imminent opening of registration for the Craft Sessions retreat in the Yarra Valley this coming September; last years inaugural event was a resounding success, due to organizer Felicia Semple’s ability to create a thoroughly inspiring, inclusive environment with a strong focus on skill-learning and sharing and slowing down to enjoy the quieter side of life. Places are limited so do keep an eye out for registration if you are keen to go.
4. The new collection from Melbourne knitwear designer Elizabeth Yong of Primoeza. As well as beautiful knits, this collection includes some sewn pieces made mostly in linens carried home in her suitcase from a recent trip to Japan. Like her machine-knit collections, these sewn pieces have some beautiful details but are pared back in order to let the textures and colours shine.
5. The incredible wool embroidery incorporated into the work of the recent winner of the Woolmark Prize, Indian designer Rahul Mishra. Mishra’s Merino wool collection was based on craftsmanship and his incredible knowledge of techniques and embroidery and can be seen in detail at Style Bubble.