Tess Young

Tess Young

I live in the north west of England with my partner, 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats. These companions enrich my life immeasurably, bringing great joy and plenty of exasperation; I’ll leave you to decide which brings which. For their part they often see me disappearing into my stash of yarn, vintage patterns, textiles and haberdashery, often to the sound of ‘ah’ ‘ooh’ and ‘argh’ as pretty and precious items are either rediscovered or declared ‘lost’.

My designs are influenced by the south coast I grew up on and the north west coast on which I now live. My love of mountains leads to summer road trips and much hiking in Europe. These landscapes influence how I think about colour, form and structure, and function and wearability. However, I also love the built environment and how we can build striking design into our everyday lives through mindful consideration of the spaces we inhabit. This too, I aim to capture in my designs, inspired by often fleeting experiences and lasting memories.

original designs  

original designs

from Tess Young Designs
3_small
from Tess Young Designs
Anthriscus08_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs
Side_wrap_small_best_fit
from Knits for a Cold Climate
Heywoodhill_03_small_best_fit
from Knits for a Cold Climate
Alconleighextra_sml_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs
Lewth2_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs
Sb2_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs
Sb1_small_best_fit
from Knits for a Cold Climate
Clemmie1_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs
Cropped_small_best_fit
from Scarves, Etc. 2014
Dsc_9131_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs
Main1_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs
Ab4_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs
Mainline2_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs
Try_patt_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs
Pattern_pic_small
from Tess Young Designs
Img_6235_-_copy_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs
Two_-_2_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs
Main_small
from Tess Young Designs
Brown_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs
5856448251_66975351f5_m
from Tess Young Designs
Angelica_mitts_small
from Tess Young Designs
Poss_4_small
from Tess Young Designs
Poss_3_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs
Lilycowl_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs
Lily_mitts_small
from Tess Young Designs
Angelica_all_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs website
Five_small_best_fit
from Tess Young Designs website
Shaven_2_small
from Tess Young Designs
5570807113_b0fc0df8c2_m
from Tess Young Designs
3919210010_984b76aea9_m