Visiting the LAF artists: Caroline Sullivan – designer knitwear

By Sally Pudney on 23rd March 2017

Up to Martlesham Heath yesterday morning to visit Caroline Sullivan who will be exhibiting with us for the second year. At the 2016 Festival her beautiful knitwear just walked out of the door. I was delighted that she agreed to show with us again.

Caroline Sullivan in her studio.

Caroline has a wonderful sense of colour, and I love the colour schemes that she puts together. She will be exhibiting a number of ‘waterfall’ style jackets, some with co-ordinating neck warmers. A lovely lime green one can be seen in the photo behind her, with it’s neck warmer draped round the hanger.  She will also be showing waistcoats, hats, fingerless mitts and circular scarves. AND – a fairly new venture for Caroline – knitted jewellery! This is made using sterling silver or copper wire, and some pieces feature semi-precious beads as well. I won’t begin to explain how the ‘knitting’ is done, as it looks very complicated! The end results, though, are really beautiful and unusual. Some can be seen on the left of the photo, and Caroline is actually holding some that she is in the process of making. She has made bracelets, ear-rings and rings so far, and she says it is a refreshing change to have two different kinds of creative activity on the go at the same time.

To see some images of Caroline’s work go to Instagram.com/byCarolineSullivan

 


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