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 also loves to make jewelry, in recent years this love has been focused on bling for knitters, initially she created these for give-aways and prizes for those who enjoy knitting my designs, due to many requests to purchase these items was excited to launch her own range of shawl pins, broaches, stitch markers, enamel pins and other limited edition items. Available via etsy here.
Join me in January 2019 at Vogue Knitting Live in New York, I’m delighted to be teaching a variety of classes. Find all the details here.