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By Hattie Kerrs, Aug 15 2017 03:06PM

I've almost finished working on this garment now for my exhibition in 4 and a half weeks. It's knitted in moss stitch from the fleeces of the Hebriddean sheep which live up at Breamfield overlooking Wirksworth. It's a sleeveless shawl collared waistcoat, the buttons will be made from the horns from the same sheep. I'm really excited about this particular garment as you can see the sheep from the middle of Wirksworth, so it feels extra local and especially authentic.

By Hattie Kerrs, Apr 28 2017 10:35AM

I've been very quiet on here for quite some time having taken a bit of a break from my knitwear business. I am now over halfway in to my Masters by Research project based at Manchester Metropolitan University. Beginning in 2015 the project explores the relationship between craftspeople and landscape when working site-specifically. Identifying changes in the relationship between maker and their craft, through their deepening understanding of their material which is sourced and generated from their surroundings. The research hearkens back to rural crafts and enables an understanding of how intertwined the craftsperson becomes with landscape, and the community which inhabit it. This has involved the help from numerous people to find fleeces and dye materials, so thanks go to you all, you know who you are! As my research is now well underway I will soon be showing you some of the research outcomes but here is a taster