Knitted textiles from Pembrokeshire
Raised in Pembrokeshire, Sian draws on the rich heritage of the Welsh textile industry to create bold new designs that, although rooted in tradition, have a fresh and contemporary feel. The influence of the dramatic landscape and coastline that surrounds her is evident in the way she combines colour and texture in pieces such as the ‘Shoreline’ cushion. Sian’s work is intrinsically connected to her place in the world.
Having been seduced by the seemingly endless possibilities presented by the knitting machine whilst at college, Sian designs and samples her cushions and blankets on a knitting machine from her Pembrokeshire studio. She uses a hand powered knitting machine to make her cushions and commissions a small family firm in Scotland to produce her blankets. Chosen for its softness and warmth, Sian uses lambs wool yarn of the highest quality; and with unsurpassed attention to detail, each product is finished by hand.