Experimenting with the 3-colour design of this project revealed the extraordinary potential of using a 3-colour knitting technique for traditional 2-colour Fair Isle motifs. It is the discovery of a new way of designing Fair Isle textiles.
This project shows how exciting geometric design possibilities are unleashed in 3-colours, similar to the extrapolation of a 2D design to 3D. The traditional motifs are still visible but are coloured differently. An understanding of the old motifs and how
About Mary Macgregor
My work in reversible textiles moved Fair Isle design into the 21C. I produce knitwear, and interiors textiles.
I operate a zero-waste policy. All scrap is upcycled.
Future work following on from this project will see BAKKA establish itself as one of the leaders in contemporary textiles in the UK.