We first noticed Emma’s work when she was a finalist in the 2013 Open Category of the UK Hand Knitting Association’s Knitted Textile Awards. Her designs were exhibited at the Knitting and Stitching Shows at Alexandra Palace and in Harrogate.
We love the way she blends the technical aspects of knitting, often combining different knitting techniques, with her love of the natural world, architecture and even armour. But this requires quite a lot of research, as she explains: “It’s really important for me to visit Museums such as the Victoria and Albert and the British Museum in London. A small item in a gallery can spark off ideas such as the cable pattern for my Yarn Stories hat and wrist warmers. They were inspired by a beautiful piece of metal in the V&A’s iron work gallery.”
Emma has been published in a number of UK magazines and often reviews knitting related events and exhibitions. The best place to find her is on Ravelry as Purlemma.
So what does she like best about Yarn Stories yarns? “I am delighted to be a part of this exciting new project. The lovely Fine Merino and Baby Alpaca Aran yarn in which my hat and wrist warmers are knitted is perfect for showing off cables and twisted stitches. It looks fabulous!” She says.