The Knitted Fabric

Dee Hardwicke

The Knitted Fabric: Colourwork Projects For You And Your Home brims with artistic inspiration. The book includes 20 nature-inspired patterns for gorgeous knitwear and joyful pieces for the home. This creative and original book invites you to step inside Dee Hardwicke’s world.


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20 colourwork knitting patterns (9 cushions, 3 wraps, 3 quilts, 2 sweaters, 1 vest, 1 hat, 1 pair of gloves)

Brimming with artistic inspiration and filled with patterns for gorgeous knitwear and joyful pieces for the home, this creative and original book invites you to step inside Dee’s world. Illustrated throughout with beautiful watercolours and painterly photography, it brings the pages of Dee’s sketchbooks to life.

“I find the process of knitting very similar to painting, with each stitch being a brushstroke of colour. As stitches loop together, they create a knitted fabric, a kind of narrative of art, making and the people and landscapes that inspire me”.

Just like the 20 nature-inspired designs within it, this unique book is something to treasure.

Dee Hardwicke is an artist, designer and knitter whose work is inspired by her passion for colour and by her love of the British landscape. Dee trained in fine arts, studying painting and sculpture, before establishing her studio. She’s passionate about adding joy and colour to everyday life, whether that’s by creating nature-inspired designs for knitwear, ceramics, flooring collections or stationery.

Dee celebrates her love of the British landscape with designs steeped in the artisan traditions of the Arts & Crafts movement. Each of her hand knits is inspired by a watercolour in her sketchbooks, and Dee describes the process of knitting as being similar to painting in yarn, with each stitch being like a brushstroke of colour.

The Knitted Fabric is a celebration of the way that knitting brings people together through the instinctive and atavistic nature of making with our hands, and by using art and decoration to tell stories.


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