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Carlo Volpi

  • 13th November 2013

    'In Place'

    "In Place" is a collection of works by Dorothy Caldwell, a graduate from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. The exhibition is the result of an investigation into the Australian outback and the Canadian Arctic where the artist lived for some time and it

  • 29th October 2013

    Knitting and Stitching show

    Today was the first day of the Knitting and Stitching show in Alexandra Palace, in London. Just like every year, I woke up early this morning and enjoyed a brisk walk up the hill. The weather in London seemed very promising today: a clear blue sky and a lovel

  • 29th October 2013

    Ernest Wright

    Ernest Wright are one of the oldest scissor makers in the country: their company was established in 1902 and it employed about 150 people in the sixties when Sheffield was the epicentre of the cutlery industry. With the advent of cheap products and globalisati

  • 15th October 2013

    Todd's Hand Knits

    In the past few years hand knitting has become incredibly popular amongst many people and nice, contemporary patterns and luxurious yarns have become available to the increasingly demanding customer. Long gone are the days when the only young people who visite

  • 14th October 2013

    Wai Kit Wan

    I met Wai Kit Wan at the last edition of Pitti Filati in the summer. Kit was one my favourite designers of the show along with his colleague Chun San Chin, also from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The exhibition featured the work of the students from

  • 11th October 2013

    Trip down the memory lane

    It's tidy up time today...I would love to have the flexibility of working in a proper studio but unfortunately such a privilege is only reserved to those who don't pay rent or have more money than I do!

  • 10th October 2013

    Subtraction Cutting

    Three years ago I met Julian Roberts for the first time at a lecture during the first week of my MA. Like other members of staff at the Royal College, Julian introduced himself and talked about his practice as a pattern cutter. I was somewhat familiar with hi

  • 8th October 2013

    Trip to Italy

    It wasn't so long ago that I was in Italy but last week I travelled home for a few days again for work and I did quite a lot of driving in the north of the country. The weather was surprisingly nice and warm and even though I was in my car most of the time, I

  • 8th October 2013

    Texprint at Indigo

    A few weeks ago I travelled to Paris to write a report on Premiere Vision for knittingindustry.com. It's already been a year since I was there with Texprint, and honestly last year was such a great experience that I felt really nostalgic being there again, se

  • 27th September 2013

    Shima Seiki at Knitwear Solutions

    Shima Seiki, the very popular knitting machine manufacturer from Japan, were amongst the exhibitors at the Knitwear Solutions area of Premiere Vision. With their incredible technology that almost seems to work like magic, Shima have been the biggest innovator

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