Alison Ellen

Textiles, knitting and dyeing

Open Studio 2014 My studio is full of colour: yarn dyeing, knitting in progress, books, and knitwear for sale in wool and in hemp. Ideas for colours and textures often come from the surrounding garden and landscape, and I have a range of designs to suit different individuals.
I design jackets, jumpers, waistcoats and hats, with interest in structure and drape, as well as colour and texture.
My interest in hand knitting includes running workshops in the UK and abroad, part time teaching at West Dean College, and a third book on design for knitting was published in 2011.

knitwear for sale, commissions welcome

parking, upstairs studio

Visitors welcome by appointment.

Jeffreys Cottage

Bealeswood Lane

Dockenfield

Farnham

Surrey

GU10 4HS

tel: 01252 792442

mobile: 07896124418

email: alison@alisonellenhandknits.co.uk

web: www.alisonellenhandknits.co.uk

  • zigzag jacket, golds and greys: hand dyed wool, hand knitted
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  • fitted jacket: hand knitted, hand dyed wool
  • ribby shell jacket: hand knitted, hand dyed wool
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  • detail, zig zag jacket, purples: dyed and tie-dyed wool, hand knitted
  • 'wave' coat detail: hand dyed wool, hand knitted
  • blue stripe jacket, red rib jacket: hand dyed wool, hand knitted
  • 'harlequin' jacket: hand dyed wool, hand knitted
  • short wrap jacket: hand dyed wool, hand knitted
  • 'dancing textures' rib jumper: patchy-dyed wool, hand knitted
  • details of jackets and jumper: dyed and tie-dyed wool, hand knitted

Events

see calendar see members calendarAlison Ellen's work can be seen at:

'inspired by gardens'

Bury Court Barn

Bentley, near Alton, Hants

Thursday 2nd Oct - Sunday 5th Oct

11-5, late night opening on Friday till 8

7 artists and craftsmen, inspired by gardens, exhibiting wood engraving, scultpure, ceramics, glass engraving and textiles:
Alison Ellen, Jonathan Garratt, Ann and Richard Hayward,Sally Scott, Tracey Sheppard, and Liz Vonberg.
Bury Court barn has gardens designed by Piet Oudolf, John Coke and Christopher Bradley Hole