Sunday, 11 September 2011

Choosing colours

I'm often asked how I choose the colours for a collection, or where my designs come from - so I thought I'd show you how my  designs develop!

I'm always collecting inspiring images, taking photographs and collecting bits and bobs.  I've got some pinboards in my studio where I start putting ideas together.  My current collection, 'Buttonbox' based on the button box that used to belong to my Nanna - so there's lots of memories and nostalgia in there too!

Next I put together a mood board.  This often has colours on, but sometimes I also make a colour board to help with choosing yarns.

Once I've ordered my yarn I work on patterns, and then when the yarn arrives the sampling begins!

My 'mix and mis-match' style brings together different patterns in colours in a unique way - it's certainly great fun putting pieces together!

I now have a core selection in each collection, but continue with some 'one-off's' too!


  1. Hi Deryn
    I just want to say how much I adore your work - especially the knitted lamp shades and the fabulous swivel chair - such a wonderful collection of work :)

  2. Thanks for your comments! I will be updating my website with new pieces, and selling online very soon. You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter :)

  3. Hi Deryn,I must say I love all the colours of your works.I am gonna graduate end of this year and I am specialise also knit as well.I am studying at Central ST Martin and i want to do interior knitted samples. I would be inspire from your works I am sure.I felt so close to you I don't know.U read my mind:) Congratulations ..great works..