Meet Jo Sharp
My interest in hand knitting was reawakened when I was already a practicing artist working in acrylic paint and mixed media. Working with knitted fabric provided an avenue for me to explore colour, with the added dimensions of stitch and texture. My earliest yarn collection was made with one quality of pure wool yarn and a small range of unique colours. This first modest range was followed by yarns featuring silk, cashmere, kid mohair cotton fibres. A balanced collection of timeless knitwear patterns have since been developed. New designs and yarn shades continue to be added each season.
A passion for colour has been the driving force that has powered two decades of knitwear design and a business creating a range of yarn for hand knitters. Working with luxury fibres and making art that is wearable and practical is very satisfying. I have come to understand that simplicity in design allows the yarn to tell the story. The look and feel of the yarn in my collections reflect the rich textures and earthy tones of the natural world. The landscape is the perfect backdrop for yarn made from luxurious fibres such as wool, silk, cashmere and kid mohair.
Knitting brings a balance to the frenetic pace of life. A stitch is made, a stitch is made ... and in between, we feel. Making stitches with yarn on needles can put us in touch with our feelings and can place us in the moment, just like yoga. A way to recharge and gather strength.
I invite you to enjoy knitting my designs and using my yarn collection as much as I have enjoyed creating them for you.