Favourite Book | Maitland Graves, The Art of Color and Design

Another formative influence. I learnt about the elements and principles of design whilst studying, but it took several years for me to track down the source. The quantity of exercises and interdisciplinary nature of this book make it a must-read for me.

Are Zips a Lifestyle Choice?

Is it possible to think of zips as a lifestyle choice rather than an essential part of women’s/femme clothing?  I think it is.  What do you think?

Knitwear Design 101: Drop repeats and surface pattern design

The drop repeat is the most widely used method of tessellation symmetry in knitting and crochet. It can occur along a vertical axis – when most textile books will refer to it as a ‘drop’ repeat – or a horizontal axis, when it can also be referred to as a brick repeat.