Hello! My name is Claire Platt and I'm a London based knitter/sewer/drawer and Art, Fashion and Textiles Teacher. In 2007 I completed my BA (Hons) Drawing and Applied Art, specialising in embroidery and later went on to complete an MA (Design) Textiles branching out into knit. 
My art pieces tend to be playful and quirky and combine my love for textiles with somewhat unlikely subject matter. I have been fortunate to have shown my work both nationally and internationally, including being shortlisted for the UK Hand Knit Award in 2010, exhibiting in Touchstones Gallery's 'Knit One, Purl One: Contemporary Knitting' and winning the Grannies Inc. 'Design a Vest' competition in 2011. I was also interviewed and featured within Leanne Prain's book, Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery. 
I am currently enjoying exploring surface design, working on my own knitwear collection and rekindling my love for blogging. I first began blogging during my University days (around 2005) in order to share my studio journal but now I've decided to evolve to documenting my 3 main interests; creative escapades, teaching tidbits and my allotment diaries aka everything I don't know about allotmenting!