Sydney Anna White is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Focused on knitwear and apparel design, Sydney makes handmade clothing that is comfortable and can be worn everyday. She is interested in exploring knit and apparel construction to create her own original designs. Sydney has always loved knitting and she hopes that her work makes others love knitwear as much as she does.
My work is focused on growing and improving; building upon what I have learned and created in the past. Once I’ve completed a project, I begin thinking of ways I could have done it differently. I then want to start something new, expanding and building on what I’ve just accomplished to see where my new thought process takes me. No matter how much I plan and experiment before I start my piece, my thoughts will always wander to something else that will change things up for the next piece.
I want to expand on things that I have made in the past while using the same material, cable, or technique from before. I have been influenced by traditional knitting, like the cabled Aran sweaters as well as traditional fair isle sweaters and I am inspired by nature and soft colours. Using what has influenced me and what inspires me, I want to combine knit and apparel to make comfortable pieces that can be worn everyday.
In the future, I want to continue to create new knitwear pieces as well as write knitting patterns so that others can create my designs themselves.