Felicity Ford

Felicity Ford

I am Felicity Ford, AKA Felix. I’m an artist, knitwear designer and tutor. I work with wool (knit) and sound (sonik) under the moniker KNITSONIK.

My practice is about celebrating and uplifting daily life, affirming the joy of being alive, and amplifying the overlooked and underappreciated.

In the world of knitting, I’m known for my colourful KNITSONIK system that uses stranded colourwork to celebrate everyday life in a visual and wearable way. My first book - the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook (published 2014) - shows you how to take things, places and plants found in daily life, and to develop your own palettes, patterns and motifs from them. Featuring old biscuit tins, factories, bricks, roads and weeds, it is a practical manual that teaches you how to translate the textures of your life into stranded colourwork motifs of your own design.

My second pair of books - the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Playbook and its twin, the KNITSONIK Playbook Colouring Companion - pick off where the first book left off. The Playbook features a selection of projects - some designed by me, and some from the inspiring community of knitters that use and enjoy the KNITSONIK system - each of which is presented with loads of extra content so you can easily customise it to reflect your life. The Colouring Companion features simplified drawings of motifs and schematics, so you can more easily experiment with colours and shading schemes before you buy your project yarn.

In my work with sounds, I’m often working on projects that relate to women’s history and labour, and the hidden stories of the textiles that we wear and use in everyday life. I’ve worked on projects for the MERL (Museum of English Rural Life); the Charles Dickens Museum; Museum of Oxford; TATE Modern; Shetland Amenity Trust; Wellcome Library and Sound & Music covering everything from the sounds of Shetland Wool through to the sounds of silkworms through to the sonic world of Catherine Dickens.

original designs  

original designs

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from KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourceb...
from Felicity Ford's Ravelry Store
from Felicity Ford's Ravelry Store
from Felicity Ford's Ravelry Store
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