‘I am interested in the juxtaposition of different material textures and hybrid of different material qualities. Unusual material combinations such as soft merino wool and rubber silicone create a confusing hybrid textile, which evokes mixed feelings of confusion and comfort.’
The yarns are a mixture of soft breathable merino wool, organic cottons, and soft viscose fibres. Some of the samples include light padding, which gives them interesting surface qualities which lend themselves to sportswear or padded interiors. The samples are tonally coloured so not to lose focus on the material texture and patterns.
The collection is intended to be picked up, played and interacted with, so the viewer can discover the unusual combinations created between very different materials. The collection should evoke feelings of confusion, satisfaction, comfort and discomfort.
Ellie Eves will be covering this years New Designers exhibition for Knitting Industry Creative later this month.
Photography & Styling: Ellie Eves
Model: Hannah Carter