JANE WITHERS & MICHAEL HANMER
I trained at Nottingham Trent University in knitwear design and subsequently worked in design studios for knitted textile companies. Since 2000 I have concentrated on making and developing my own knitted fabrics and products and in 2005 established Janie Knitted Textiles, with my partner Michael.
We knit on a range of hand flat knitting machines in our studio to create all our fabrics for our home and fashion products. We prefer to use natural fibres such as merino wool, linen and cotton and are currently using yarns from UK suppliers only. We have had our practice at The Harley Foundation at Welbeck since 2011, it’s proving to be an inspiring place to work and generate ideas.