JANE WITHERS & MICHAEL HANMER (Janie Knitted Textiles)

Discover and support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’ and by exploring the OSNotts website – if physical visits become possible these will be announced here and on our social media channels.

Virtual Open Studio on 22-23 May
– alongside fellow Harley Artists: Kyra Cane, Michelle Reader, Rachel Wood and Phil Neal

Jane Withers and Michael HanmerTEXTILES
Contemporary knitted textiles handmade into accessories, lighting and soft furnishings using British and merino wool.
Harley Foundation Studios, 4 Tan Gallop, Welbeck, Worksop S80 3LW
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Jane Withers graduated in 1995 from Nottingham Trent University with a First-Class Hons degree in Knitwear Design, and worked in design studios for knitted textile companies for five years. Over the last 10 years she has concentrated on making knitted fabrics and products in a Harley Foundation studio, since 2011 with an emphasis on sustainability. With the assistance of her partner, Michael Hanmer, they produce all their fabrics and products for interiors and fashion accessories themselves. They prefer to use natural fibres such as merino wool, linen and cotton sourced from British suppliers. Jane and Michael’s work is a direct response to environmental colours, textures and the materials they use


Jane & Michael have occupied a studio in Tan Gallop at the Harley Foundation in Welbeck, Nottinghamshire for the past ten years.

Open Studio: virtually on 22-23 May.


Jane & Michael make their knitted textiles into useful products for the home and their creative work is a direct response to environmental colours and textures and developing concepts and ideas with sustainable materials.

If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.


Open Studio: virtually on 22-23 May

Luminous – Janie Knitted Textiles from R&A Collaborations on Vimeo: