Ester Kneen is a Designer/Maker living in South East London.
Having recently graduated from the BA (hons) Design degree at Goldsmiths College, she is currently working on the development and extension of her graduating project, Reclaiming Craft. The project was based around the relevance of craft in contemporary society. By making tools for ‘craft in transit’ Ester aimed to encourage creativity in every situation. What became clear was that the benefits of this expression of creativity were extensive. Her investigation into Craft’s associations with ‘homemaking’ and a recent ‘nesting’ trend (as a reaction to political, social and economic ‘unrest’) led to examination into the benefits of creative expression in times of turmoil. The project intended to demonstrate craft as an immersive and sensorial experience.
Ester’s keen interest in all things crafty means she can be found selling at many craft sales events such as ‘A Little Bazaar’ as well as on her online shop Reclaiming Craft.
The project has now developed into the designing, making and selling items to enable the crafter in everyone. These items include mini weaving loom jewellery and DIY crafty kits.