Seek inspiration from our Patrons, well- and less well- known designers, patterns and objects in our Collection, or museums and exhibitions.

Our Patrons

Patron of the Knitting & Crochet Guild

See our Patrons and find out how they have influenced knitting and crochet on our “Patrons” page.


Inspirational designers

Photograph of Nacinimod Deodee
Image credit: Nacinimod Deodee

Explore the work of designers on our “Inspirational Designers” page.

Interviews with designers

Male model wearing black knitted top with dramatic shoulders.
Image credit: Kim Choon-Wilkins

We have interviewed designers to find out more about their motivation. Find out more on our “Interviews with designers” page.

Members who are designers

Emma Vining holding up her openwork scarf with bands of colour: Merrow Berries Shawl.
Photo: Alexander Vining

Several of our members are also designers. Find out more about some of them on our “Designer members” page.

Patterns from the Collection

Cover of "From the Islands" showing lady wearing a Fair Isle sweater

Find inspiration on our Patterns from the Collection page.

Suggestions from our members

Knitted fabric with pieces of smooth flint knitted into it.

New Year, New Inspiration!

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