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Jane Thornley Jewellry & Knitwear Design

As a designer of free-range patterns for fellow knitting explorers, an evocative knitting tour guide, jewelry designer, writer, and host  for the Inspired Knitter's Club and website, I'm a kind of creative fusion in constant brew.

Colour and texture rule for me. Most of the inspiration feeding my imagination comes from the natural world or other places, other cultures. Knitting is an art, as viable as any other, and no matter what the tool or preferred palette, in human hands, magic happens.  Visit my site for the following great services:

The Inspired Knitters Club  Here is a monthly feast for your creative muse, lushly illustrated and rich with detail. Here are the delves into color you've been waiting for, the detailed information on diva yarns, the creative tricks to try, the flights of spirit plus inspired stories of people and cultures across time and space. All that offered on my blog and in my newsletter up until now have only brushed past what you'll find inside the club. Think delve instead of touch, a plunge into the exploration of color and design. Though knit-centric, you'll find the contents of this club of interest to artists who bead, spin, hand-dye, weave—in other words, those who turn straw into gold, the new alchemists. Each issue is formated a little differently, some being project-based, others not. In other words, a magical mystery ride for the creative spirit.

Evocative Knitting Travel  I created tours to lead kindred spirits to some of the worlds most delectable places -- Tuscany, Istanbul, Morocco, Santa Fe and so many other realms. Inspiration is the key. Every location is rich in either cultural or natural beauty, usually both. Each city, town, or landscape inspires the creative muse to dance through your fingertips: the brilliant colors of Morocco and Santa Fe, the history and color feasts of Istanbul, and fasinating Tuscany. All awaits the inspired traveler. Prices and length vary by location.

Knitting Patterns:  I design knitting patterns that are meant to be explored rather than followed. Each follows an almost organic approach using various yarns and colors. I call it 'evocative knitting' as the end result is a unique one-of piece of wearable art to conjures the mood or spirit of a landscape or culture. The Guides are richly illustrated books on the process of exploring the world through knitted art.

 Thousand Branches Kimono by Jane Thornley

Location: Partridge Nest River, Mineville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Online store:
Brick and mortar presence:   The Hydrostone Market
Blog:  The Knitter's Corner
Languages spoken:
English. Read French

Tags: Organic, free-range, evocative, knitting fusion, multi-yarn, free-form, color, texture, nature.


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-Henry David Thoreau

In our case, it would be the needle or other fiber tool. Drive it home! And, we all thank you for your words, left here to these good folks. Invoke your Muse!


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