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Shirley Paden Custom Knits

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I design pieces that can be worn for multiple occasions and by different generations

Timeless Classics

Vogue Knitting

30th Anniversary Issue

Fall 2012

Lovely In Lace / Creative Colors

Covered in Cables Design



Featured In

Vogue Knitting

25th Anniversary Issue

Fall 200

When I’m designing I try to showcase the subtleties and versatility of hand-made artwork. “Remember, a clothing designer is an artist. As Michelangelo explained that he could see David inside the block of marble, we see the garment in the ball of yarn. It is the same creative process.” Here, through photos you get a glimpse of Shirley’s Travel & Lecture series with retreats and conferences shown in Europe, on both coasts of the US, and in Canada. Her overriding objective remains keeping the antique cloth making art of hand knitting alive. Then, in the spirit of excellence chronicled on the16th and 17th century European knitting guilds, Shirley endeavors to pass along the expert skills needed for designing and constructing hand knit clothing where simultaneously, the fabric is made as the pieces are shaped and sized.