Unique, beautiful handcrafted jewellery incorporating knitted textiles and glass

About Kate.......

Kate Holdsworth is a Textile and Jewellery designer maker. She has always been fascinated with the tactile textural qualities of knit. While studying at Bucks New University she became intrigued with the contrasting textures that could be achieved by juxtaposing knit with other materials. Kate went on to develop her love of contrasting materials on her MA at Nottingham Trent University where she produced a new and innovative process of fusing knit and glass together to create a unique composite textile. This led Kate to a year's placement on the Design Space Programme in Birmingham developing new jewellery products. Kate developed her collections further by incorporating silver and more traditional jewellery making skills. Since Design Space she has set up a collective with 8 other Jewellery Designer makers at 'Quarter Studios' where she shares a workshop within the Jewellery Quarter. This is where Kate continues to design and develop her collections and seek inspiration.

 

Stud earrings from The Cylindrical Collection