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Leena Charles is a knitwear designer originally from Finland, now working from her studio in East London.
She trained at London College of Fashion and Nottingham Trent University specialising in knitted textiles.
The yarns in her collection are all natural from UK woollen mills with a felting process applied for added softness. Silks, cottons and linens also feature in much of her work.
Shapes of her garments are contemporary, simple and easy to wear and detailing is subtle and sometimes quirky. The colours range from bright acids to muted earthy tones. There are obvious Scandinavian influences in the patterns she uses: stripes and spots feature frequently as do textured surfaces
Her knitwear can be purchased directly from firstname.lastname@example.org or her Etsy Shop.
Leena takes part in a number of Craft Fairs in the South of England on a regular basis and her new collection of cushions and throws will soon be available to purchase.