Hi, I'm Madeleine - a textile artist/maker who also takes photographs and writes stories. Most of my work has its roots in science, maths or science fiction. The name Knot Unktnot has a specific mathematical meaning but it also reflects a lot of of the activity in my studio - knotting/knitting yarn and untangling stuff too. Have a look around the site and if you like what you what you see you can interact with me and my work using the lists below.

Markets and pop-up shopping opportunities 2023
Here's where you'll find me selling my wares this winter.
  • 2 & 3 December Open Studios, Coburg House Art Studios, 15 Coburg Street, Edinburgh. - come at visit around 70 artists in their studios, including me. LINK
  • 10 December Christmas Makers Market, Greyfriars Hall, Cowgate, Edinburgh. - A stunning venue for an exclusive market in the newly refurbished Greyfriars Hall. The entrance is a the bottom of Candlemaker Row, opposite Edinburgh's fabulous millinery emporium Fabhatrix.
  • 16 & 17 December Christmas Makers Market, Edinburgh Printmakers, Castle Mills, 1 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9FP. - Excellent selection of printmakers and designer makers in on of Edinburgh's foremost arts venues. LINK
  • 21, 22 & 23 December Leith Makers Market, Leith Makers Studios, 105 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8NP. - The market actually runs from 23 November but I'll be there for last minute Christmas shopping opportunity for stocking fillers and small items like purses, pencil cases, neck warmers and mittens, felt brooches and badges. LINK

Classes and workshops
Ever fancied trying out machine knitting? Well now you can! I'll be teaching these classes this winter and will have more on offer in the new year. More details on the classes and workshops page.

Online shopping
Different outlets for different projects
  • Knot Unknot Shop. Game of Life Fair Isle, Saturn's Rings and Cellular Automata bags, purses and pencil cases in my online shop now!
  • Knot Unknot t-shirts on Teemill printed to order with images from past and current projects including cyanotype photograms and the Scottish space mission Alba ad Astra. These shirts are printed in the UK on sustainable, organic cotton in a factory running totally on renewable engergy. Free UK shipping on the first weekend of every month.
  • Alba ad Astra revised edition Read all about what might have happened if Scotland had a space programme in the 1960s. The new, revised edition of Alba ad Astra is now available in Transreal Fiction bookshop and on the Shoreline of Infinity website.

These are bricks and mortar, real life places where you can buy a small selection of my work.

Mailing list and social media
The best way to keep in touch is to join my mailing list. Members will be the first to know about online shopping updates and other opportunities to see and buy my work.
Sign up here

I'm on Instagram as @studioknotunknot. Follow to keep up to date with my current work and enthusiasms and for sporadic competitions and giveaways!

You can also contact me directly by using the form on this website.

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[page updated 06 November 2023]