Q&A Palm Prints photography

What is your practice? Materials? Processes? 
Photography / Fine Art Printing / Image Restoration
What 5 words best describe your work? 
Therapeutic, Balancing, Authentic, Original, Grounding
Do you have any design heroes? 
I Don’t Particularly Follow Other Peoples Work But I Do Greatly Admire Joe Cornish’s Landscapes.I Love His Sympathetic And Non Over Cooked Viewed Of The World.
Where is your studio? 
At Home And Of Course The Great Outdoors.
Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio 
Always Trying To Prioritise What Takes Priority On That Day!
Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?
I have got quite a lot of unsorted photographs to work my way through and select some for special attention. Also have a lot of fine art Giclee printing to be done for myself and others.
What will you be selling at YULEDO? Anything new? 
Yes I Am Selling A3 Prints In Bespoke Frames, A4 Mounted Prints For The Buyers Own Frame, Smaller Framed Prints And Greetings Cards. I Am Supporting The Charity Mind With The Sale Of My Cards. Hoping To Expand That Support
If you won £100 which artists work would you buy at YULE DO?   
Ambiguous Brush and Sophie Nixon spring to mind immediately.
Tell us something we don’t know  
I am 1/4 polish and have had three sets of teeth. Unusual eh!
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That’s it for 2017!

Thank you to everyone that came out to the Christmas Bazaar on the coldest weekend of the year!

Despite the weather, we had a great weekend at The Claremont Centre in Sale, meeting regular customers and lots of new people.

If you missed the Christmas Bazaar or want to get in touch with any of the exhibitors please click here to take you to the exhibitor page.

We will be back in 2018 and will be announcing our events for the year in the Spring.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE AND BEST WISHES FOR 2018

Jo & Sophie

Q&A Dunnknit Designs

Who are and what do you do?
Hi, I’m Claire and I’m a designer maker of ‘Needle Artworks’ and ‘Super Chunky Merino Knits’ which I make by hand on what can only be described as gigantic knitting and crochet needles which my dear Dad (the wood turner) has made for me using beautiful pieces of Mahogany, Beech and Ash.

What stemmed from a hobby as a child eventually lead me into education and 24 years of teaching up and down the country. I have always had a passion to be creative and eventually in 2016 that creativity became a viable business idea and resulted in the launch of Dunnknit Designs. I now spend my days surrounded by luxurious Merino Wool and split my time between making beautiful items to adorn the home, unique fashion accessories and there’s always an Artwork on the go in the studio too.

What 5 words best describe your work?
Luxurious, Colourful, Cosy, Individual, Eye-catching

Do you have any design heroes?
Jacqui Fink is an amazing Textile Artist and my main inspiration. We share a similar story in that life circumstances lead to a major career change. I have an artistic background and I love Jacqui’s giant Merino Wool installations.

Where is your studio? Location? In a shared studio?
I work from my small studio at home in Northwich.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio
Wool Preparation, Giant Knitting/ Crocheting, Music, Hand Processing, Sewing, Finishing

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?
I have recently finished a Merino Artwork commission. It was a holiday of a lifetime to Costa Rica for a family who wanted to capture their favourite photograph in an original Artwork.
I’m also working on a new Chunky Knit collection for 2018 which includes more furniture pieces.

What will you be selling at the Christmas Bazaar?
Seeing as it’s Winter woolly season I’m bringing along lots of Chunky Knit Merino Wool Hats, Scarves and Ponchos. Plus a few favourites including Footstools and Lap blankets and of course some Christmas goodies like the fun Giant Santa Hats, Chunky Knit Stars and best of all The Santa Hat Christmas Tree Toppers.

What would be your job if you weren’t doing what you do now?
I feel like I’ve been there and done that brave move already. Ever since I left Art College I have constantly been designing and creating. So at last to be lucky enough to be able to do what I love every day is an absolute joy!

Tell us something we don’t know
I’m a big music lover and play the piano, flute and guitar.
A random one I know but I’d love to own a Vespa!

www.dunnknitdesigns.co.uk