A Paris Essex "Crazy Blanket" represents a creative dialogue between Clewer and de Lussy; the two take it in turns to draw with crochet and knit, combining luxurious wools and super-synthetics. The process always begins with some shared intentions.

A partnership between Carolyn Clewer, the Essex girl and Parisienne Tiphaine de Lussy, Paris Essex is the result of years of collaboration between the two knitwear and textiles specialists, which began over 20 years ago at the Royal College of Art.

The processes of knit and crochet are traditionally found in friendly, domestic and fashion contexts and often identified as women’s work. Paris Essex revisits and revels in the craft and clichés of knit, playing with hand and machine techniques to create playful pieces that blur or ignore the distinctions between craft, design, high art and low culture.

They share a visual language and are drawn to the materials,

processes and pace of fashion, the continual reinvention and juxtaposition of ideas.

A Paris Essex "Crazy Blanket" represents a creative dialogue between Clewer and de Lussy; the two take it in turns to draw with crochet and knit, combining luxurious wools and super-synthetics. The process always begins with some shared intentions; the exploration of ideas, shapes and colours is an ongoing conversation between friends, punctuated by diversions, jokes, discussions, unravelling and planning. The finished pieces are often large scale, brash and unapologetic more akin to collage, painting or patchwork than meticulously planned design.