This collection of designs in british blue 100 is inspired by the creativity and quintessential Britishness of ‘Charleston’, the Sussex home and meeting place of the artists, writers and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group.
The house and garden live on as a unique legacy to Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant’s creativity within a domestic context – with murals, painted furniture, ceramics, paintings and textiles testament to the inhabitants’ artistic and intellectual activity.
Erika says, “For me Charleston farmhouse (one of my preferred local places to indulge a rare afternoon off) represents liberation and an unbridled creativity. The vibrant colours and abstracted shapes which jump from canvas to wall to textile and back again, have inspired the opulent palette of british blue 100 and informed my design decisions for this collection.
This is not costume, nor appropriation but homage to a modern attitude and freedom of expression. I wanted to design simple, loose forms with subtle details to become an everyday uniform. Wear with your sleeves rolled up for digging the garden or throw over a painting smock for cool afternoons in the studio; this is about an ease of wear and a relaxed fit for a creative lifestyle.”
Design leaflets feature beautiful studio photography by Yuki Sugiura, clear instructions and visual schematics.
A softly shaped raglan sweater with fashionably fluted sleeves, knitted in stocking stitch and rib.
Ottoline is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now
Wide, cropped aran stitch sweater with longer back, wide neck and wide, boxy sleeves.
Vanessa is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now
A slim fit man’s vest knitted in vertical and horizontal rib pattern stitches.
Duncan is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now
A tunic length long sleeved scoop neck sweater with an asymmetrical hem and diagonal cable stitch detail on the front and left sleeve
Virginia is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now
A wide, kimono style deep v-neck sweater ideal for layering with optional ties to wrap and fasten at the front, back or side.
Dora is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now
A simply styled sleeveless sweater knitted in a patchwork of cable and aran stitches with a contrast stitch back.
Angelica is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now
Vita & Violet
Quirky hat with ‘tie knot’ top knitted in double moss stitch with rib cuff and simple fingerless mittens to match.
Vita & Violet is available to purchase as a downloadable pdf. buy now
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