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Ria Burns designs and makes knitwear on vintage knitting machines in her home studio in Bristol. Working exclusively in wool due to its sustainability credentials, yarns are sourced from British producers or factory surplus. 

Ria started her knitwear practice in 2015 under the brand RB Knitwear, 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.

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. Each piece is finished by hand and washed with eco-friendly laundry products, with clear care instructions and spare yarn to ensure your piece lasts a lifetime.