Hannah Stote is a knitwear designer and maker from Bournemouth. Born from a love of crafting and art as a child, her graduate collection is an exploration into the revival of craft within the modern fashion market. Inspired by the folklore and symbolism of 18th century fisherman's jumpers, the history and craftsmanship of the collection is a reflection of the traditional nature of knitwear production, as well as the many tactile features of knitwear. Focusing on her love of texture, the collection brought together the original gansey patterns and reimagined them in modern settings, mixing chunky wool, tops with fine yarns. Made from 100% wool - sourced from UK spinning mills and second hand shops - the collection was made to be zero waste and fully recyclable- with the intention that once the garments were finished with, they could be unravelled and reknitted into a new garment. Despite only starting to knit 9 months previously, Hannah Stote's collection was chosen to be a part of the 2019 Gala show at Graduate Fashion Week and went on to win the Catwalk Knitwear Award for her romantic and innovative approach to knitwear.