UK based Norwegian designer Jorunn studied 3-D Materials Practice at the University of Brighton using wood, metal, ceramics and plastics. Her experience informed her unique 3-D approach to knitted textile design. In July 2012 she set up her own brand, Nnuroj, designing and hand-making a range of non-conventional knit-wares including beanbags, blankets, cushions and accessories. She was using a hand-powered domestic knitting machine, but wished to become proficient in other more specialist methods of machine knitting to fully embrace the possibilities and limitations when working with this craft. A QEST Garfield Weston Foundation Scholarship enabled Jorunn to attend four different courses, each focusing on an aspect of machine knitting or, a specific piece of equipment or software that will enable her to expand her Nnuroj range.
2014 QEST Garfield Weston Foundation Scholar - Knitted Textiles