Knot Unknot is Madeleine Shepherd's textile studio. She chose this name because it describes a lot of what goes on there and because of its mathematical connotations!

Working mostly with knitting and felting, her practice ranges from community art installations and interdisciplinary collaborations to the textile jewellery and other accessories. Her pieces are often rooted in science, mathematics and science fiction but can also explore texture, colour and form for their own sakes.

Purchasing from Knot Unknot

Online
Knot Unknot shop on Folksy.

Stockists

Events
  • 31 May - 2 June 2019 Design Market, Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh. Op art, jazz age and mathematically inspired knitted scarves, textile brooches and other accessories.
  • 8 June 2019 Creators Hall at Cymera Festival, The Pleasance, Edinburgh. As this is a science fiction writing festival Madeleine will be exhibiting Alba ad Astra and Alien Surfaces items and a selection of "space race" knitting.
  • 26-28 July 2019 Open Studios at Coburg House. All strands of Madeleine's current work will be available direct from the studio.You can also visit all the participating studios (usually around 80 artists and makers).


Keeping in touch
You can find Madeleine on Instagram as @knotunknot. This account forms a studio diary, interspersed with some personal items, where you can keep up to date with her current work and enthusiasms.

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

[page updated 18 April 2019]
Wall Hangings

Wall Hangings

Images created on a knitting machine adapted to work with a computer.
Textile Jewellery

Textile Jewellery

Brooches, pins and necklaces made using a variety of textile techniques.
Knit and felt scarves etc.

Knit and felt scarves etc.

Knitted and felted scarves,wraps, headbands and fingerless gloves
Art Badges

Art Badges

Upcycled scraps of hand painted and printed fabrics and found materials.
Slik Scarves

Slik Scarves

Action painted scarves - some with nuno felt details
Felted Vessels

Felted Vessels

Vessels made directly from fleece or knitted and then felted