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). In June 2018 you can also visit her as part of Surrey Artists Open Studios (see below for info). Visitors can browse, try on and buy items from her current collections and sale rail.
Surrey Artists Open Studios
In June 2018 Sue is joining other Surrey designer/makers and artists in opening her studio as part of Surrey Artists Open Studios. You can find more information, as well as details of the dates and times her studio will be open here. During her Open Studio this year, Sue will be joined by fellow Guild members Louise Bell (Quilts), Nancy Shafee (who is a felt artist and creator of coiled fabric baskets), and Gabriella Sellors (textured silver jewellery). Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to know more.
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.
News - Theo Paphitis and #SmallBusinessSunday
Sue was recently 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
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