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Carlo Volpi

  • 19th June 2013

    Textile View knitwear forecast

    Last April I worked on the knitwear forecast for the latest edition of Textile View magazine. I met the lovely Sandy MacLennan from East Central Studios whilst studying at the Royal College, he's been working for the magazine for a long time and he asked me if

  • 19th June 2013

    Bucks New Uni Textile Show

    Most colleges in the UK have started showing the work of many new graduates across the country, it's always very inspiring seeing the culmination of three years' work in a show. Last week it was the turn of Bucks New Uni to showcase the talent of their new Te

  • 10th June 2013

    The work of Motohiro Tanji

    Motohiro Tanji is a Japanese knitwear designer who studied at Bunka and then at Nottingham Trent University, where he attended the MA programme in knitwear.

  • 10th June 2013

    Bauke Knottnerus

    I know quite a few young knitwear designers who have recently taken up hand knitting again as they like extra chunky yarns that can’t be used on a machine…I thought I knew a thing or two about chunky knitting until I came across the work of Bauke Knottneru

  • 6th June 2013

    Royal College of Art-Fashion Show

    I spent the last two months working part time at the Royal College helping the second year knitwear students with their collections. I must admit I was quite impressed by how calm and collected everybody was around this time of the year, I certainly wasn’t!

  • 31st May 2013

    All Knitwear

    A friend of mine recently introduced me to the beautiful work of Annie Larson. She said I should check out her website as I would definitely love it, so when I had a minute I had a look at her work, and what a pleasant surprise it was!

  • 31st May 2013

    The work of Stefanie Nieuwenhuyse

    Stephanie Nieuwenhuyse is a Dutch designer who graduated from Kingston College last year. I stumbled across her work only recently but I was really taken by the contrast of the organic, soft shapes and the extremely architectural structures that feature in her

  • 10th April 2013

    RCA Textiles

    It’s nearly been a year since I graduated, I remember the stress and the sleepless night watching Six Feet Under but also the excitement I was going through this time last year.

  • 5th April 2013


    As we all know, crafts have seen a huge revival in the past few years. Old, forgotten and dying skills are being taught again and many people have started making and selling their work. Websites like Etsy, where small designers or hobbyists can set up an onlin

  • 5th April 2013

    Some New Work

    I have found it really challenging in the past few months to sit down and work on something new: as I have been freelancing for a few companies the time I spend designing is usually devoted to work.

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