With a background in painting, Ambah has a passion for colour and interesting design. Making has always been her happy place since she was a girl surrounded by the chaos of her mother’s textile art and design – she had a huge basket of fabric scraps that Ambah could literally dive into.
She is a relative latecomer to knitting; having been taught by her dear son in 2012 who was 8 at the time and very particular with his insistence that she fix her mistakes. In knitting Ambah has found a craft that resonates deeply within, through the slow stitching of knitting she has found a way to express her creativity, make practical items and enjoys the additional soul-soothing benefits knitting provides. To her surprise, Ambah’s new found obsession quickly turned to designing; when searches for patterns to fit the vision in her mind were unsuccessful she began to create her own.
Influenced by everything around her; fashion, nature, hand-dyed yarn, art, Ambah’s designs are straight forward to make, size inclusive, wearable and enable knitters to express their own creativity through their choice of colour. When not designing she’ll be wandering about her vegetable garden, sewing, thrifting or going for a beach ramble having recently relocated to the coast in Southern Victoria, grateful to live on Boonwurrung Country.
Ambah has a love of creating jewelry & accessories and in recent years this passion has been focused on designing these items for knitters, such as shawl pins, cuffs and accessories, initially she created these for give-aways and prizes for those who enjoy knitting her designs, and due to many requests to purchase these items was excited to launch her own range of limited edition items. Available via etsy here.
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this beautiful land, including the Bunurong / Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation, who’s country I live & work on and pay respect to their spiritual and living connection to land, waters and culture and to their elders past, present and emerging.