Somerset knitwear designer Thea Sanders, graduate of Nottingham Trent University and winner of the Visionary Knitwear Award at Graduate Fashion Week 2013, loves working with colour and pattern to create unique knit stitches.
Thea applied to QEST to fund 100 days of training over two years at Stewarts Traditional Upholstery in Devon. She will learn to combine her highly developed abilities in knitted textiles with interior and furniture design to create bespoke, one-of-a-kind pieces.
“An initial 10-day course has filled me enthusiasm. I look forward to developing bright, intricate, hardwearing textiles and becoming confident in my new hybrid craft to build a commercially viable portfolio from crochet foot stools to knitted chair seats and cushions.”