Knitting in the studio.

Knitting in the studio.

Selling at Made in Bristol, July 2017.

Selling at Made in Bristol, July 2017.

ABout RB KNitwear

Ria Burns runs RB Knitwear from her home studio in Bristol, where she creates knitted clothing, accessories and homeware on vintage knitting machines. Materials for products are sourced from sustainable sources including ethically kept Shetland sheep and factory surplus. Each piece is finished by hand and washed with eco-friendly laundry products.

Ria started RB Knitwear in 2015, and is currently studying for an MA in Textile Design at Bath Spa University where she continues to explore and develop a creative practice based on taking inspiration from natural sources and incorporating these into her work, with a focus on natural dyes.

RB Knitwear's fun and colourful accessories make use of vibrant shades to depict patterns including leopard print, geometric shapes and her signature flamingos. By contrast, her unique wall hangings make use of a subtler, yet evocative application of colour and texture.

Ready-made accessories, homeware and selected garments are available on Etsy or at That Thing in Stokes Croft, Bristol. Bespoke pieces are made to order, and studio visits can be arranged by appointment.