Vanessa Mooncie is a contemporary craftsperson, artist and author. Her textile designs are inspired by the rich tradition of knit and crochet through the history of fashion, and are a blend of traditional handcrafting techniques and modern design and style. Vanessa has written several books for GMC Publications and written projects for various craft magazines and yarn companies.
As an artist, Vanessa’s work is inspired by vintage children's and fashion illustration, and photographs of the 1930’s-1950's. The subject matter of her prints is influenced by the traditional circus performers and street artisans of the first half of the twentieth century and the Commedia dell'Arte.
She lives with her family in a rural village in the south of England, an area which inspires her business and creativity.