@CARMENGARCIADEMORA

Knitting is an act of experimentation and reflection. It is an intimate language, and at the same time, a collective process which brings me closer to other cultures, stories and people. These are the people with whom I share this life of doing things with.

I studied Technical Engineering in Industrial Design. Then, my grandmother taught me to knit and that’s where my adventure with yarns began. After finishing college I specialised in knitwear design at IED (Instituto Europeo de Diseño – European Institute of design) and started to work as a knitwear designer.

My curiosity led me to the Born Textile Studio (Barcelona). Here, I set up high and low warp looms in different structures for years. Then I spent months learning how to make traditional Tibetan rugs in the Himalayas, thanks to the perseverance of the Tibetan women in exile. At the PANCHACHULI cooperative in Kumaon (India), I learnt how to spin in exchange for teaching pattern making. In Ladakh I made my first felted pieces from fabrics using Yak yarn and more recently I’ve started to delve into the depths of Moroccan tapestry… and from there to even experiment with the programming of shima seiki knitting machines.

Professionally I have been designing hand knit collections and knitwear collections for the industrial sector for fifteen years. I teach knit projects at the ESDI University (Esdi School of Design) and knitting and pattern workshops world wide.

I believe in the timelessness of time, the magic of grandmothers and making things happen.

HomeLike Cardigan @carmengarciademora

#HomeLikeCardigan

HOMELIKE is inspired by the old fashioned rural houses that were constructed by humans to protect and cherish life. Warm in winter, cool in summer, with high ceilings that let your imagination fly and wooden beams that give support. Ample spaces to share a table, fire and time. With small windows that filter the sunlight, illuminating its corners and the dancing shadows of the moon.

For my process, first I synthesise the concept that will guide each of the questions relating to the design process. In this case: The sensation of the home within the fabric.

With the image of the fabric in my mind, of tiles covered in yellow lichen, I searched for a yarn with a nice texture, light in weight but also with some body and a mottled effect. I chose Merino Flame in mustard that evokes lichen and the heat of the fire. Having arrived at this point, that only leaves us the knitting part to enjoy now.

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Difficulty level (3):

Knitting needles
Used stitches

5mm / USA 8

4mm / USA 6



Circular knitting needles
Used stitches

5   USA 8

4   USA 6



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