New Arrivals — Sophie Digard

The French artist invites us into her world of colour, detail, nature and storytelling...

French designer Sophie Digard elevates the craft of crochet to a luxury item. A flurry of pattern and colour that is brought together with what can only be described as a painter's eye, each piece is entirely crafted by hand.

Her extensive colour palette - each hue made up of sixty threads in merino, linen and velvet - gives rich, intense individual tones and makes each item unrepeatable. Held within the work are the stories of her childhood: growing up as an 'enfant sauvage'; travelling with her parents around the world; living and marvelling at the simple things that nature offers...

Using only single-ply merino wool from Australia – for delicacy – as well as linen and cotton velvet for embellishment, all yarn is dyed by hand using vegetable dyes in France. Each piece makes use of up to sixty different shades, plied together to create the subtle variation of tone.

The fibres are then shipped to Madagascar where Digard employs local women to crochet and embroidery. Digard works to fair trade principles: her workshops provide a valuable source of income to her employees, whilst nourishing traditional textile skills.
Sophie Digard Françoise Scarf, $725
Sophie Digard Antonin Doll, 15cm, $259.
Sophie Digard Flower Brooch 22, $235

This new collection of exquisitely detailed, hand crocheted, unique heirloom pieces is yet another offering of work that will be treasured by collectors around the world.

See more Sophie Digard in store and online, here.

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