In The Studio With…Kate Box Knit

Kate Box Studio

 

Kate Box is a British Knitwear Designer and she calls herself a “yarn purist”.  Her top product for working with is wool and her signature style is stripes and contrasting panels with lots of bright colour pops.

Growing up in a very creative family, it was no surprise that Kate attended Winchester School of Art and then on to eventually graduate from The Royal College of Art. A career in London with top designers Orla Keily, Kay Cosserat and Julia Pines was then the next step in her life of design.

 

 

After starting a family Kate set up her own knitwear label – Kate Box Knit. Kate hand makes her designs on her original 1970’s Brother knitting machine. Her most favourite place to be is in her studio with BBC Radio 4 on in the background and a fresh pot of coffee on the go!

 

 

Kate is inspired by – of course colour! But she also looks to things such as ceramics, books and the changing seasons to spark her creativity. She loves contrasting bright colours with more subtle shades. It’s all about the balance!

 

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Kate loves being an independent designer as it allows her to balance work and family life. She is also a Trustee of The Kay Cosserat Bursary Scholarship which is awarded to a final year Royal College of Art Student every year. You can see more of Kate’s beautiful designs at www.kate-box.co.uk

 

 

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