Sasha Kagan is a tutor with 40 years experience in design for
hand knitting and crochet. She specializes in designs inspired by
nature. She trained at Canterbury, Exeter and the Royal College of
Art, London. She teaches extensively, giving workshops and master
classes internationally. She exhibits at Made London and Made West
Dean and in 2011 had a major travelling retrospective exhibition
"My Life in Textiles - four decades of hand knit design. She is the
author of sseven books.
My approach to teaching is to enable students to develop their potential as knitwear designers. I work with each student individually empowering them to further explore the medium.
I am inspired by the countryside and the changing seasons. I use imagery from the natural world in the tradition of William Morris and The Arts and Crafts movement. Geometric patterns and Folk Art are a recurring theme.