Leading supporters of the Guild
The Knitting & Crochet Guild is priviledged to have support from leading figures in the world of knitting and crochet.
After studying knitwear design at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham, England, where she still lives, she became a Rowan Design Consultant for Jessops department store when she was only 25. At the same time she developed the first of her line of beaded cushion kits. Now, a decade later, Debbie divides her time between designing and writing, her knitting kit business, and teaching in knitting shops around the UK and USA.
One of Debbie's throws is used on the Guild's membership card.
Trained as a painter in the USA, Kaffe Fassett moved to the UK in 1968 and discovered knitting on a visit to Scotland. His textiles are in many important collections throughout the world and his designs have been widely commissioned and exhibited. His original and creative use of rich colouring in knitting, patchwork, needlepoint, rugmaking and many other crafts inspire all those who work with yarns and materials.
When Kaffe Fasset became a patron he gave the Guild three special items which he both designed and knitted.
She is a renowned British Knit and Crochet designer. Through her books, workshops, kits and custom-made pieces Sasha Kagan offers a classic craftsman-made style to suit all ages. She is committed to helping the Fibre Crafts grow and evolve and hopes that her enthusiasm will help you to enjoy these crafts as much as she does.
One of Britain's leading knitwear designers, her innovative combinations of intricate textures, striking colourways and sophisticated styling have been widely influential over the years. A self-taught knitter, she has been producing her own unique collections of handknits for more than twenty years, as well as designing for Rowan Yarns and many international fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren, Laura Ashley and Benetton. She lectures in the UK and Europe and is a regular visitor to the US, where she teaches sweater design courses extensively.
Jean Moss designed the Candlemass Dress and gave an example to the Guild
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