Susan Holton (Susan Holton Knitwear)
Discipline: Contemporary hand-dyed knitwear
Susan Holton is a designer/knitter who creates original contemporary knitwear and accessories.
She creates her knitwear on a domestic knitting machine (comparable to a weaver’s loom) and uses top quality yarns in combinations of silks, linens, cottons and viscose. She explores stitch, yarn, fibre and colour in experimental knitted and dyed samples, to achieve the colour, texture and drape she’s looking for. Many pieces are hand dyed or hand painted and/or exploit the random nature of Sue’s techniques so they are unique - no two are ever quite alike.
Everything is finely crafted with meticulous attention to design detail and quality of finish, so garments fit and fabrics drape beautifully. Her knitwear is lovely to wear as well as beautiful to look at.
Sue’s knitwear is available in a range of sizes and to commission. She encourages visits to her home/studio (by appointment).
Sue’s events for this Autumn
Sue has recently finalised some of her Autumn events and the details can now be found on her website. These include:
In October, ‘Real Crafts’ a one-day event at Charterhouse School, Surrey in aid of Story Funding Melanoma Research
In November, ‘Sparkle Contemporary Crafts and Gourmet Foods’ at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington
In November, Farnham Maltings Christmas Fair in Farnham in Surrey
On the blog
A pictorial review of this year’s Surrey Artists Open Studios. Sue opened her studio as part of this lovely event, and she was joined in demonstrating, exhibiting and selling by three fellow Surrey Guild of Craftsmen members. You can find full details of the Open Studio event here.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to know more.
Theo Paphitis and #SmallBusinessSunday
Sue was delighted to be selected as one of the winners of #SBS or #SmallBusinessSunday, the initiative created and run by Theo Paphitis (previously a Dragon on BBC 2 Television's Dragon's Den) in support of small businesses. #SBS happens every Sunday on Twitter - small businesses send Theo a tweet about their business and each week he selects the best and most inspirational 6 businesses to retweet, as well as to receive his support in other ways. You'll find more information about #SBS here
How to buy the right size online
If you would like some pointers to help you choose and buy the right size when you buy knitwear and other clothes online, Sue has written a blog post (here) which you might find helpful.
Selected for the Crafts Council Directory: www.craftscouncil.org.uk/directory/maker/susan-holton-knitwear/
Name: Susan Holton Knitwear
Telephone: 020 8941 0441
Address: PO Box 257, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9WL
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SusanHoltonKnit @SusanHoltonKnit