Sam Elliott

Principal Design Lecturer

Kingston University 0.7 Principal lecturer. Knitwear specialist across all levels of the B.A (hons) Fashion.

Visiting lecturer. RCA School of textiles

Previous posts include, external examiner, Copenhagen Design Skool, V.L St. Martins, Buckinhamshire University, Northbrook College.


November 2010      publication of ’Use Adapt Design, how to use, adapt and design your own knitting patterns’

Written in collaboration with Sidney Bryan. Published in Europe and the USA through Quarto and Barons.

September 2012 Peer Assessment ‘A Case Study’ Internal Magazine published by the ADC.


Sid Bryan Knitwear

Assisting Sid Bryan in the Design and make of bespoke knitwear. Includes own label (Sibling and Sister) and catwalk pieces for Giles Deacon, Gareth Pugh, Luella, Armand Bassi, Daks, Jonathon Saunders, Kopenhagen fur.

Sam Elliott London

Owner, Designer

Designing and overseeing all aspects of production for the label ‘Sam Elliott London’ collections sold to Selfridges, Browns Focus, Isetan, The Bon Marche, Barney’s NY and numerous boutiques in the UK and Europe.

Exhibiting at London Fashion Week, Premier Classe and Workshop in Paris.

Freelance Knitwear Designer

Clients include Bella Freud, Top Shop, Harrods, and W.G.S.N.

Working on exclusive projects for individual clients, be they product or trend led, examples include a ‘Hand knit kit’ for sale exclusively in Selfridges London, used as a promotional tool by the store in conjunction with London Fashion Week, a knitted bag designed for Bella Freud to be used in the American Express ‘Red’ Campaign.

Fibre Thing Swatch Studio

Designer Owner

Producing fashion swatches sold in the UK, Europe and the states Clients included Donna Karen, Michiko Koshino, and Sonia Rykiel

Exhibited at Indigo in Paris twice a year

Visiting clients in the USA and Italy for sales appointments

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