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Linda Whaley

Linda Whaley
My love of arts and crafts began as a child when my mother set up a craft club each week for myself and two of my friends. I was totally captivated and the seed was planted! 

My lovely mother also taught me to knit. She had so much patience as I dropped my stitches more often than I knitted them for quite a while. I left school and studied at art school for 6 years. I spent my first two years at art school experimenting with many arts and crafts. I finally chose textiles and spent a further 4 years studying knitwear design at art school in Brighton, England. It was a very special time spending every day in such a creative environment. 

I have worked as a freelance knitwear designer for the last 20+ years designing for designer labels, high street stores, and colour and fashion trend forecasting studios and have loved every minute of it. I have also been employed as a visiting tutor at four art schools where I have taught knitwear design to students on BA degree courses. 

I am also the designer behind the latest Rowan baby book 'Cherish'. My second Rowan book 'Blossom' is scheduled to be published in May and focuses on pretty contemporary knits in floral tones for girls aged 3-7 years. As I just can't stop designing you will see new patterns appearing regularly. 

Thanks for popping by and hope to see you again soon.