Nicky Barfoot is an artist, designer and tutor based on the South Coast of England. Brought up in a creative household, knitting and stitching have always been her passions. Nicky’s designs have won a number of accolades including second place in the Rowan International Design Competition, and both Silver and Gold in consecutive years of the UK Knitted Textile Awards. Her work has been featured in national knitting magazines and she has exhibited at the London and Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Shows. She has also designed embroidery kits for DMC Creative.
Nicky has a Foundation Degree in Stitched Textiles from Winchester University and a City and Guilds in Hand Knit Design. Her art practice mixes stitch with more traditional fine art methods, techniques and concepts and takes inspiration from Pop Culture. Her accessible knitting and embroidery patterns are designed to delight makers of all levels through the use of simple techniques to maximum effect.
Through her teaching, Nicky aims to share the enjoyment, relaxation and well being associated with the process of making something, with love, slowly, by hand.