Meet the Maker: Knit Artist Emma Wright
I am really excited to be able to feature Emma as our Meet the Maker for Wool Week. Emma designed the West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious pattern book and her knitwear is amazing. She loves working with British wool and never stops knitting.
Meet the Maker – Emma Wright
How did you first get into knitting?
I learnt to knit the traditional way, my nan taught me as a little girl but I didn’t really take it seriously until I went to college at 16 and did a hand-knit project within my textile class. I taught myself to crochet from good old’ YouTube, you can learn almost anything there!
What’s your favourite thing to make?
How many projects do you have at the moment?
Because knitting is now my job I don’t often get to make things for myself. I am constantly sampling and making photography garments. At the moment I’m working on a garment collection and a crochet interiors collection.
What other crafts are you into?
I love to crochet, draw, sew and take photographs. I love working on projects where I can combine my love of crafts together.
What’s your favourite thing you have made?
My favourite ever knit would have to be my British Sheep Slippers for Erika Knight, we made them for Wool Week 2015 and I just love them. I have made them in many different colour combos and next on my list is a pink pair- who doesn’t want ink sheep slippers?
Where do you find your inspiration?
Pinterest is a great platform for finding, storing and organizing inspiration. A shopping trip to seeing what’s available, what’s on trend and thinking about what might filter through to the next season is another great way of finding inspiration. I love to create timeless, modern pieces that almost bring an element of the high street to heritage craft.
What is next for you?
Oh wow! I always dread this question, I have some really exciting projects and collaborations in the pipeline but unfortunately I can’t share any of them yet, I regularly post news and my newest projects on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. If you want to find out more about Emma and her work then click the links below
Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @emmaknitted #emmaknitted #emmaknittedstudio
Ravelry Username: Emmaknitsjumpers Group: emmaknitted