Anna Wilkinson is a leading designer within the new, young textile pack. A recent Textile Design graduate from Winchester School of Art, in 2009 Anna was awarded the coveted Gold in the Knitted Textile Awards by the UK Handknitting Association for her collection of vintage-inspired hand knits. Although influenced by traditional techniques, Anna's textile designs are characterised by exceptionally flattering garment shapes enlivened with quirky combinations of colour and pattern. Her creations have already won her great critical acclaim and respect within the handknitting and crochet industry. When not designing garments, she also works for an internationally renowned London print studio sourcing and designing fabric and knitwear samples for major fashion houses, including Ralph Lauren and Paul Smith.