The Goods

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ELIO TOLOT
STYLED BY ALEXIS WADE

 Have you heard of this book called #Girlboss that went on to become a professional grant, a podcast and most recently a rally? Yeah, we hadn’t either. Just kidding! But in all seriousness, one of the first recipients of the original Girlboss Foundation grant back in 2015 was Roseli Ilano of  Ilano Designs . Roseli was able to use the money and exposure garnered through Girlboss to expand her line of handwoven textiles into the bags and sandals pictured here. Better yet, the work she does supports women artisans around the globe, which means when Ilano grows, so do they. What a boss.

Have you heard of this book called #Girlboss that went on to become a professional grant, a podcast and most recently a rally? Yeah, we hadn’t either. Just kidding! But in all seriousness, one of the first recipients of the original Girlboss Foundation grant back in 2015 was Roseli Ilano of Ilano Designs. Roseli was able to use the money and exposure garnered through Girlboss to expand her line of handwoven textiles into the bags and sandals pictured here. Better yet, the work she does supports women artisans around the globe, which means when Ilano grows, so do they. What a boss.

 Irish-born, London-living textile artist  Claire-anne O’Brien  has a thing for knots. Just glancing at her Instagram feed, you’ll see her find them or put them everywhere: A little bit of fencing might as well be a hand-braided basket; a basic ottoman is just as suitable a place for a chunky knit as anywhere else. And while most of the Central Saint Martins alum’s pieces are pretty bold for most homes, these handy little trivets are great for anyone or any space looking for a little texture. Knot bad at all.

Irish-born, London-living textile artist Claire-anne O’Brien has a thing for knots. Just glancing at her Instagram feed, you’ll see her find them or put them everywhere: A little bit of fencing might as well be a hand-braided basket; a basic ottoman is just as suitable a place for a chunky knit as anywhere else. And while most of the Central Saint Martins alum’s pieces are pretty bold for most homes, these handy little trivets are great for anyone or any space looking for a little texture. Knot bad at all.

 We wish we were virtuous enough to say (and believe) that the way our tools look doesn’t matter. And yet. After all, all these needles and batting forks and looms are just a means to an end, right? Not quite. In fact, when we saw these seriouslysopretty acrylic weaving tools by  Sonora Handmade , we wanted to jump up and start making something as soon as possible. We’ll take inspiration over virtue almost anytime.

We wish we were virtuous enough to say (and believe) that the way our tools look doesn’t matter. And yet. After all, all these needles and batting forks and looms are just a means to an end, right? Not quite. In fact, when we saw these seriouslysopretty acrylic weaving tools by Sonora Handmade, we wanted to jump up and start making something as soon as possible. We’ll take inspiration over virtue almost anytime.

 When you make a magazine, sometimes, late at night, you look deep into your computer screen and wonder, Who is reading this and what do they want? So, we went ahead and did a massive reader survey, only to find out: Patterns. Patterns is what you want. And patterns is what you will get. This was our first-ever pattern, published in the sixth issue of Knit Wit. You can still get it, just subscribe to our newsletter and it’s yours, all yours—and for FREE. Tag your progress with #totesknitwit so we can see what you' get up to!

When you make a magazine, sometimes, late at night, you look deep into your computer screen and wonder, Who is reading this and what do they want? So, we went ahead and did a massive reader survey, only to find out: Patterns. Patterns is what you want. And patterns is what you will get. This was our first-ever pattern, published in the sixth issue of Knit Wit. You can still get it, just subscribe to our newsletter and it’s yours, all yours—and for FREE. Tag your progress with #totesknitwit so we can see what you' get up to!

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 It can be a little tough to figure out what to call  Alyson Fox . Surface designer? Illustrator? Product designer? Artist? She’s got her hands in a lot of pots—all of them fueled by geometry and an easygoing relationship to color. Whether it’s a flatwoven rug covered in abstract squiggles, a rug that’s so heavy pile it’s probably actually for your walls, or her new collection of simple linen clothing, it seems Alyson Fox is in the business of making the world we want to live in.

It can be a little tough to figure out what to call Alyson Fox. Surface designer? Illustrator? Product designer? Artist? She’s got her hands in a lot of pots—all of them fueled by geometry and an easygoing relationship to color. Whether it’s a flatwoven rug covered in abstract squiggles, a rug that’s so heavy pile it’s probably actually for your walls, or her new collection of simple linen clothing, it seems Alyson Fox is in the business of making the world we want to live in.