A Cultural and Creative Journey in Knitwear Design with Sylvia Watts-Cherry

Sylvia shares an introduction to her creative journey and how claiming her cultural identity has lead to designing knitwear that pays homage to her heritage. Her designs are a celebration of bold colour and texture in either intarsia or fair-isle which would add a splash of joy to any wardrobe.

As part of this talk Sylvia will talk about colour and symbolism in African crafts and how they can translate into the knitted fabric. Through sharing her design process, Sylvia shows how she combines her need to belong to the fibre community while remaining authentic to her identity.

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Location: The Courtroom, South Molton Town Hall, EX36 3AB
Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm – 45 mins + Q&A
Date: Friday 16th June, 2023
Price: £10.00

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Tutor Bio: Sylvia is a UK designer who loves bold patterns and striking colours. She learned to knit at an early age and is a prolific knitter. Her identity is important to her, and she likes to draw influence from her Nigerian/African heritage and Scottish upbringing in her designs. Through her work, she aims to remember the contributions of people from African heritage to the creative world, while enriching the current knitting community.

She has patterns published in Vogue Knitting magazine, Laine Magazine, Pompom Quarterly, By Hand Serial, Taproot, Knit Now and other publications. Sylvia’s patterns have also appeared in Warm Hands, a book collaboration between Jeanette Sloan and Kate Davies and Worsted, a book collated by Aimée Gille of La Bien Aimée and 52-Weeks of Easy Knits both published by Laine Magazine.

A qualified teacher, Sylvia uses her skills in teaching Intarsia colourwork workshops and other knitting techniques.

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