Kristin Holte Knitting Design
Hello, my name is Kristin Holte and I am a knitting designer and textile artist living in Norway.
Kristin Holte Knitting Design was established in 2000 and has held various assignments within textile, knitted clothing, interior and knitted jewelry, both hand and machine knitting. I have a craft certificate in knitting and also a Vocational Teacher Education in Arts, Crafts and Design. This year I attend to a master class in traditional art in beautiful Rauland in Norway, to develop my textile work.
I learned to knit and crochet from my grandmother when I was 7 years old, and have been making textile items since, first for myself, later for others. When I start to knit professionally I mixed a lot of different yarn qualities in my work, or combined the knitting with other textile techniques, always challenge the material to get my own expressions in the work.
The last 6 years I have been focused on hand knitting and Norwegian and Nordic knitting traditions. The result of this work has been 3 hand knitting books with models and patterns for sweaters, cardigans and mittens. Norway is a cold country in the winter time so in these books the material is only pure wool.
Now I am back to where I started, and try to combine the drawing of new ornaments based on the traditional folk art and the play with colors and different materials in my work. I also make new items like lamps, cushions and pictures.
I have also been working as a floral artist in many years and are drawn to the arrangement of colors. Beside flowers and nature, I could also find inspiration in mosaic work and colorful textile folk art. My passion for hand knitting, flowers and colors hopefully reflect my works.
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