Deryn Relph, London 2011
Capable and imaginative British designer, taking knitting from cosy to chic.
Meeting Deryn at New Designers in the One Year On section was truly inspirational. Here is a woman who not only has abundant and imaginative talents with colour and product, but also has gone back to college to acquire new skills - no mean feat with teenage children.
She has developed very fine knitting techniques for her quirky jaunty cushions and lampshades, adding bobbles and pompons with abandon, and even re-upholstering a rescued lounge chair.
She is now exhibiting and selling her products.