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Knitters of the world, unite! We have nothing to lose but our stitches.....

I remember this humorous catchphrase from way back in the 80s when I started knitting with attitude and passion. In those days it was fashion knitwear in exciting yarns; nowadays it's also jewellery in silver and gold wire.

Combining the crafts of goldsmithing with textile crafts opens up a world of creative possibilities, allowing me to create unique and innovative pieces. Whether by fabricating a knitted 'skin' to cover a coiled armature or pre-fabricated framework, the resultant pieces are three-dimensional, lightweight, elegant and bold.

And, making jewellery using textile techniques isn't new! I refer you to the renowned artist and jeweller Arline M Fisch and her amazing book, Textile Techniques in Metal .

Ultimately, the reasons for designing and making handknitted gold and silver jewelry can vary from person to person, but the combination of creativity, craftsmanship, and the joy of wearing or gifting unique pieces makes it a rewarding endeavour.


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