JANE WITHERS & MICHAEL HANMER
We are a design and knit practice based in a studio at The Harley Foundation, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire. Our core material for our lighting is wool, British wool, featured in our dip-dyed range and merino wool used in the Strand lighting range.
Our lighting is inspired by natural forms and mid century design
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 who has experience in knit production.
We knit on a range of hand flat knitting and powered 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 and take part in annual open studio days in November.