KCG2302 – Collecting Patterns – Emma Vining

Emma Vining describes how she collects pattern inspiration, and how she uses these ideas to develop her original hand knitting designs. (53m)

Emma Vining wearing a purple cabled sweater of her own design
Photo: Alexander Vining


Emma’s design inspiration comes from many diverse sources and she loves working with a wide variety of textures and cables that provide plenty of contrast in her knitting. In this keynote talk for Convention 2023, Emma describes how she collects pattern inspiration from both the natural world and the built environment, and how she uses these ideas to develop her original hand knitting designs.

Find out more about Emma’s work on her website: www.emmavining.com

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

About the speaker

Emma Vining is a hand knitting designer with a passion for all aspects of knitting and design. Her knitting patterns regularly feature in The Knitter and Knitting magazines and she enjoys working on design collaborations with independent yarn companies. She is the author of A Knitter’s Sketchbook: Design Inspiration for Twists and Cables and A Knitter’s Guide to Shawl Design, both published by the Crowood Press.

You can find Emma’s designs on her website, www.emmavining.com, and on Instagram and Twitter, as Purlemma. Her patterns are available on Ravelry, LoveCrafts and Payhip.

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