Jessica Gore from The Sweater Collective
Join us on Saturday 21 April for a trunk show or afternoon of knitting cables with Jessica Gore from The Sweater Collective.
Jessica has been a knitter almost her entire life, having learnt the skills from her grandmother as a child. Other creative pursuits have pricked her interest – painting, sewing, baking, gardening...but knitting has always been her one true love. From early on, experimenting with her own patterns and fabrics was a fascination (and started to take over every nook and cranny of her Adelaide home!) so to manage her output of making she has dived into the world of knitwear design. Recently she has had her work featured in such publications as Laine magazine and the Making Stories: WOODS book.
Jessica describes her style as “classic with a twist”. She loves layer-able pieces, but with a touch of fun for both the maker and wearer. She takes nuggets of ideas from nature, architecture, and most importantly the materials she works with, and turns them into something that’s relaxing to make and a keystone of any wardrobe. She designs a bit of everything: socks, sweaters, shawls, hats, and mittens too. Basically anything that can be knit!
Jessica is passionate about the DIY movement, and firmly believes in the power of knitting to make the world a better place. There is nothing she enjoys more than working with beautiful wool and particularly loves to share Australian yarns with the world. She can’t think of anything better than an afternoon with the combination of a cosy blanket, a mug of tea, and some sticks wrapped in string.