Carolyn Clewer (the Essex girl) met Tiphaine de Lussy (the Cockney Parisienne) at the Royal College of Art over 20 years ago and they’ve collaborated ever since. ParisEssex revisits the craft and the clichés of knitting and crochet, playing with hand and machine techniques. Luxurious natural fibres meet glitter and fluff to create playful knits without a sell-by date.
Each blanket is individually created by the duo, taking on its own personality as it grows organically and fluidly. The process is more akin to collage or patchwork than meticulously planned design. With names such as "Heebie Jeebie", "Zig Zag Bunny" and "Miss Harlow" each blanket tells its own story, mixing in patterns, shapes and characters.
Paris Essex really like ‘Sailors, particularly those that knit’,‘Clouds and rainbows’ and ‘Glam rock and folk art’ which is why we’ve decided we like them as well...