Renée Callahan designer based in the UK, originally from Seattle, and just yesterday she released a stunning collection of garments in collaboration with The Fibre Co.
Renee says, “The Zen Variations is a collection of six sweaters featuring The Fibre Company’s Acadia yarn that embraces the idea that knitting is a physical mediation. Each sweater begins in the same way with a top-down, set-in sleeve construction, and then develops with variations on the theme of Zen. Each pattern has a simple, clean design to showcase the rustic beauty of the yarn.”
Read more below from The Fibre Co. about the collection:
Knitting, as meditation.
Indulging our making, becoming entranced by the movement of the tools and materials as we work, is an act of physical meditation. Our hands making is a powerful idea and one celebrated by Zen Variations, the latest collection from Renée Callahan for The Fibre Co.
Zen Variations is a collection of sweaters featuring The Fibre Co.’s Acadia yarn. Each sweater begins in the same way with a top-down, set-in sleeve construction, and then develops with variations on the theme of Zen. Each design has simple, clean lines to showcase the rustic beauty of the yarn. Renée’s ability to realise the intuitive routes knitwear design can take and find such elegant form has led to a skillfully executed collection, ready for knitters looking for simple moments, beautifully captured.
Our latest collection is a collaboration of artists. Studio images created by Kate O’Sullivan of A Playful Day in collaboration with The Future Kept, represent our celebration of moments of presence and joy in our home. Location photographer Tommy Martin’s serene images created with styling courtesy of Maggi Toner- Edgar, allow the mindful moments to take form. Zen Variations sees our yarns, our team, all coming together to celebrate the vision of Renée Callahan whose passion for intelligent solutions to garment construction spoke to us all as makers and creatives.