The Life & Work of Irish Fashion Designer Cyril Cullen

by Margot Cullen

Having taught himself to knit for a 10-shilling bet in 1960, Cork-born Cyril Cullen went on to become one of Ireland's most internationally renowned designers with creations described by John Rocha as "sophisticated, sometimes whimsical, and yet inherently Irish in tradition and execution". Knot Sure tells the story of the man behind the designs and maps his career in the exciting world of international fashion. Having lovingly researched for this book, acquiring original newspaper articles, patterns and photos, Margot brings her fathers fascinating career to life: from his first appearances demonstrating hand-knitting skills on RTE, to his trips to the annual 'Modefest International' in former Yugoslavia, and his involvement in a hand-knitting project in Lesotho in Africa. Full of fashion photos, personal photos and sketches as well as anecdotes and insights from the designer himself, the book showcases the artistic talent if Cyril Cullen. It also contains complete knitwear patterns of some of Cyril's designs, including some designed exclusively for this book.

ISBN: 9781841317021

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