Copyright Jessye Boulton 2019 all rights reserved

Jessye is a graduate of Winchester School of Art, where she specialized in fashion knitwear. Her knitted design work is often developed as a response to the rugged landscape of West Cornwall where she lives and works. Not only does the interface between land and sea inspire her, but also the physical sensations of being and living on a peninsular at the far west of England, where the weather is ever changing and the elemental forces of nature are persistent. Using natural fibres like wools, merino, silks and mohair, her knitwear is either made using vintage hand operated knitting machines, or by hand knitting. Her work seeks to explore the boundaries and potential of hand manipulated knit and embraces a wide spectrum of knitting techniques.

education

BA Hons (1st Class) in Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textile Design, Winchester School of Art, 2015 - 2018

 

awards

Shortlisted for TexSelect Fashion Prize, 2018

Byford Bursary awarded by the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters, 2018

Winchester School of Art Fashion Textiles Award winner, 2018

2nd Prize Winner - Campaign For Wool's Student Hand Knitting Awards, 2016

exhibitions and shows

see information on past and upcoming shows here

press

Dreamingless Magazine, Issue 47, Summer 2019
POP Magazine, Issue 40, Spring/Summer 2019

Sheep Breeder Magazine, Summer 2018

Selvedge Magazine, 2018

TexSelect, 2018

The Campaign For Wool, 2016

Winchester School of Art blog, 2016