The Knitted Fabric
Brimming with artistic inspiration and filled with patterns for gorgeous knitwear and joyful pieces for the home, this creative and original book invites you to step inside Dee Hardwicke's world. Illustrated throughout with beautiful watercolours and painterly photography, The Knitted Fabric brings the pages of Dee's sketchbooks to life. As Dee explains, “I ﬁnd the process of knitting very similar to painting, with each stitch being a brushstroke of colour. As stitches loop together, they create a knitted fabric, a kind of narrative of art, making and the people and landscapes that inspire me”. Just like the 20 nature-inspired designs within it, this unique book is something to treasure.
Dee Hardwicke is an artist, designer and knitter whose work is inspired by her passion for colour and by her love of the British landscape. Each design begins life in her sketchbooks.
There’s a lovely, intricate mix of projects in the book, from generous, decorative quilts and shawls that wrap you in colour, pattern and texture, to beautifully bold cushions you will want to sink into.
The projects are for slowing down and to have on-the-go. They are projects to absorb yourself in, enjoying the process as stitches and colours grow into beautiful knitted fabrics to wear or to celebrate the joy of home.