Jaki Bogg

bringing colour and design to your knitting

Jaki Bogg

Jaki is a true artist, a painter.  

 Jaki spends her time between North Yorkshire & France.  

I have been a painter, and still use this genre to plan colours and compositions for my knitwear. Using oils as my medium and landscape as my subject matter, in addition to wanting to represent or replicate it’s  obvious beauty, I have  opted to create and explore various aesthetic elements, like light, colour, and texture, and  additionally, as a way to tell a story and  illustrate an idea.

 My most recent range of knitwear: Siena, Giotto and Angelico were inspired by the last lockdown. I spent a good deal of time dyeing my yarn, trying to create an extensive range of colours, which I could use like a painting palette in order to interpret an idea of certain feelings:  heat, pleasure, relaxation, colour, history, landscape and texture. 

Enjoy !!

 

Jaki Bogg

School was not a great place for me, in fact I’d go as far to say that it bored me. There were some lessons, however, which did have the opposite effect and even excited me: classics, Geography, art and history. 

I’ve subsequently gone on to get a degree in Photography and Fine Art and a masters in Textiles and the more interesting lessons from my school days have been my inspiration ever since. Art for the most obvious reasons, geography for the insight into the planet’s past in the form of fossils, land strata and ancient fauna and flora, history and the classics for its drama and storytelling inspiration.

Design and Inspiration

My most recent range of knitwear: Siena, Giotto and Angelico were inspired by the last lockdown. I spent a good deal of time dyeing my yarn, trying to create an extensive range of colours, which I could use like a painting palette in order to interpret an idea of certain feelings:  heat, pleasure, relaxation, colour, history, landscape and texture. 

Far from being an uncomfortable place, lockdown was a space for exploration. I took full advantage and it seems that it has been a catalyst for change.

Jaki Bogg Knitting Kits

New to colour work knitting or want to try something a little more challenging. 

I have spent a good few years now working with Jaki at Fibre Festivals across the UK.  Her kits are legendary and people travel far and wide to buy their next kit from here. Now we have them available for you here at Emily Foulds.  

 

Hot Butter Yarns

 Hot Butter Yarns are an exquisite collection of hand dyed yarns developed by Jaki herself in her dye studio in Skipton. Her colour palette is huge, just like you would expect an artist’s to be.  We are so pleased to stock a limited numbers of colours from this palette.  Please remember that the yarn supply is limited and any special orders may take time to fill.  The yarn is spun and blended in North Yorkshire as well.   

Follow Jaki on Instagram  @jakibogg

The Yarn Loft will reopen Wednesday 3rd December 2020
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