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Jacob Patterson

MA work

The knitted collection aims to play on ideas of beauty and kitsch, investigating the vulgarity within the everyday mundane such as porcelain household objects, figurative teapots and singing flower radios. These objects become an extension of our identities and in essence they are excess of ourselves, decorating the surface with no real purpose but to add a bit of tackiness to the world. With this notion of excess, the knitted collection aims to comment and add to this landscape, playing on elements of over design and brashness. The knitted collection will aim to create a sophisticated parody of bad taste, playing on elements of excess, repetition and reconstruction. The garments will delve into poor taste that exudes excessive garishness and aims to reestablish knit into a modern fresh, and comical perspective.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Textiles, 2017



  • Jacob Patterson is best known for his colorful and technical skills with knitted textiles. He uses a range of yarns both conventional and non conventional to create fun and quirky looking garments. Jacob mostly uses the body in relation to his work, he collages and clashes his knitted textiles together to create a truly unique vision for the viewer. Jacob is bold and energetic within his approach to his creations, using both machine and hand knitted techniques.
  • Degrees

  • BA Fashion Textiles, University of the Arts, 2015
  • Awards

  • Framework Knitters Company Award, 2017; The Ashley Scholarship Foundation Award, 2016