Finesse Knits at Designers / Makers Market

Drawing on a rich heritage of Scandinavian, English and Scottish knitware, Ulla Cronin's designs reflect her belief that everyday items should be beautifully made, practical and playful, cherished and enjoyed. Ulla's interest in traditional skills and love of natural fibres was formed by her childhood in Finland growing up surrounded by forests, fields and lakes. As a young child she was fascinated by her mother's passion for making things – sewing, knitting and weaving using only natural yarns and fabrics.

Merino Lambswool Deep Rasberry Red Wrap by Ulla Cronin

 

All her work is designed, knitted by hand or hand-operated knitting machine and hand finished maintaining a timeless charm. Finesse Knits are made from soft merino lambswool, spun in North England mill that has been in business over 200 years, occasionally injected with silk or viscose yarn.

Knitwear by Ulla Cronin

'What I love most about designing my knitwear is the excitement of creating a piece in its entirety: from sketching and thinking then selecting the colour of the yarn and its texture, hand-working the fabric on the knitting machine into the desired style and shape and then adding small details into the fabric. My aim is to offer well-designed, beautifully crafted, wearable knitwear in order to bring warmth and joy to its wearer.'

Wraps by Ulla Cronin

Ulla will be at the Designers/Makers Market, Old Spitalfields, London this Saturday, 19th September.

Designers/Makers Market, Old Spitalfields, London

Designers/Makers has been running at Old Spitalfields since November 2011 and is the best monthly market to find quality and contemporary design and craft within London. Held every third Saturday of the month, it features a curated selection of prints, jewellery, ceramics,textiles and homewares. Find out more at Designers / Makers.

Find out more about Ulla's work http://www.finesseknits.com/

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