Although the days may be getting longer, it has been very chilly here in Cambridge lately. Luckily we have a wonderful selection of warm and stylish knitwear in the gallery keeping us cosy. Here is a selection of the artists who make beautiful textiles for us:
Annie's knitted angora and lambs wool scarves, hats and gloves come in a range of lovely colours, and are just the thing for keeping warm. Annie is committed to the skill, creativity and tradition of British manufacturing, small businesses and hand knitting. Annie works from her studio in south west London.
Tangent Accessories' scarves are designed and made by textile designer Zoe Miller. They are made from 100% Lambswool and are as stylish as they are soft. Whatever your tastes, there is a colour-way and stripe for you!
Marrying geometric patterns with soft neutral colours, Rose B Brown's scarves, gloves and hats are made using entirely British materials, with lambswool dyed and spun in Scotland, and gloves produced in the North of England. The twist headbands and fingerless mittens are gallery favourites.
Sarah uses the Double Jacquard machine knitting technique to create the wonderful patterns in her scarves. Simple yet sophisticated, the Ice Fir Sparkle scarf is especially fitting for this time of year.
Pattern is key to Hattie Kerrs' designs, which include cosy bobble hats and hot water bottle covers. Each item is made in Hattie's home studio, using merino wool, and she focuses on small scale production to retain the originality and integrity of her designs.
Helen's scarves feature a variety of textures, materials and patterns, as Helen likes to juxtapose elements that might not usually be put together. Her tweed scarves (featuring either Harris or Shetland tweeds) lined with either Liberty fabric, Silk Dupion or Silk Velvet are especially warming and elegant.
We have a wide range of all of these lovely accessories in the gallery, so feel free to pop in and browse our collection.