Margaret Knight

Textile Artist

Margaret has a passion for the natural environment and finds endless inspiration in her walks to the local beach and her beautiful native garden. During the 1980s and 1990s Marg and her partner built two mud brick homes on the Mornington Peninsula and she has always dabbled in creating unique pieces to beautify her personal space.

Marg was drawn to fibre art having been taught to knit at a very young age, and took up crochet whilst giving up smoking many years ago.   A vast collection of yarn has become the palette for her creations. Her work includes freeform knitting and crochet and she loves nothing better than creating meaningful public art with fibre.

This led Marg to team up with her extremely talented sister-in-law Lynn Berry to collaborate on the 5000 Poppies Project. In 2013 they embarked on an ambitious project to create a large community tribute of respect and remembrance to our Nation’s Anzac heroes. After a spectacular installation in Melbourne on Anzac Day 2015, they are now curating over quarter of a million hand-crafted poppies as a feature at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London in 2016. Previous collaborative work includes work with the Melbourne satellite reef project and a number of International Freeform Challenges.

Marg has further developed skills and interest in natural dyeing and has been fortunate to participate in an indigo dyeing workshop with the world renowned master, Aboubakar Fofana as well as eco-dyeing with textile artist Trace Willans. Her collection now includes many hand dyed fibres, threads and materials which are being incorporated into her work.

Marg runs small workshops from her home on the Island.