Craft

Emily Green + Lucy Hall Scarves

by Lisa Marie Corso, Editorial Co-ordinator
Tuesday 5th June 2012

Emily Green + Lucy Hall Scarves!

Some lucky person wearing ALL THREE scarves at once

You don’t need to consult the Australian Bureau of Statistics to know that more than half of Melbourne owns an Emily Green necklace. But did you know Melbourne’s favourite indie design darling is expanding her wearable neck accessories empire to include scarves? Yes, Emily has partnered with talented local artist and knit guru Lucy Hall to create the most fabulous range of new knitted scarves – you heard it here first, people!

This collaboration eventuated after Lucy came on board to assist Emily in the studio six months ago. Emily had always been interested in creating knitwear, but had difficulties mastering the knitting machine. Then, as if by fate, it was revealed that Lucy was a knit machine prowess!  The rest was history.

Collectively these two clever crafters have designed three cotton scarves in hues of fluorescent yellow, magenta and neon red, and a digitally printed watercolour silk version. Emily, with her impressive colour credentials, created each picture perfect colour palette, and together they worked through each design. Originally the pair intended for Lucy to create every scarf, however a trial run indicated that this process was more labour intensive than they expected, with a single scarf tallying 2.5 hours to make! Instead they sought a local manufacturer where each scarf is machine knitted in Melbourne.

The launch of these scarves could not have intervened at a more appropriate time, with the temperatures taking a serious dive in Melbourne this week!  Each scarf is super warm and extra long – and the fab colour combos are sure to alleviate any winter blues. They truly are so awesome, I’m convinced it won’t be long before Emily and Lucy’s efforts reach the giddy cult-status heights of US label ALL Knitwear.  Watch this space!

To find out a little more about this inspired collaboration, we asked Emily Green a couple of questions -

How did this scarf collaboration come out and who is involved?

I’ve always loved the idea of creating my own knitwear but absolutely struggled to get my head around the knit machines when I studied it at TAFE. Anyway, for the past six months or so I have had a wonderful girl named Lucy working for me in the studio, who happened to major in knit in her Textile Design degree that she finished last year. The initial plan was for me to design the scarves and for Lucy to hand-knit them on a machine but they were so labour intensive (taking almost 2.5 hours to produce one!) that we decided to seek out a manufacturer.

Lucy Hall sounds like a total genius. Can you tell us a little bit more about your collaborative partner, are we unearthing new talent here?!

Lucy Hall is an amazing 21-year-old who studied Textile Design at RMIT and is an absolute whizz on the knit machine, as well as being a talented artist. Most days Lucy sits across the table from me in the studio, rolling beads and helping out with orders etc. We spend a lot of time chatting about things we’d like to do and this was a great project that we could work on together – utilising her knit and general design talents! She also keeps a fantastic blog.

These scarves are destined to sell out, so if you’re keen, don’t delay!  They’re available for pre-order on the Emily Green Etsy and Bigcartel stores, and will be stocked at Craft Victoria, Obus, Hut 13 and Quirk and Co!  The official launch will be held at Hut 13 on Thursday June 21, from 6.00pm where Emily promises there will be lots of sangria, live music and all going well, a rare South-side appearance from the Taco Truck!  iCal this one now folks!

This post was researched and written by Melbourne writer Lisa Marie Corso with Lucy Feagins – go team!

Emily Green + Lucy Hall Scarf

by Lisa Marie Corso, Editorial Co-ordinator
Tuesday 5th June 2012

26 comments

  • Bianca 2 years ago

    Oh I love these, will keep my eye on Emily’s shop. Love collaborations and this one is fantastic!

  • Barbara 2 years ago

    How very exciting – thank you for sharing!

  • Tess 2 years ago

    What beautiful knits, I like those jumper sleeve ends.

  • alex sunday 2 years ago

    oh, these are beautiful! (and that’s a lovely little composition you’ve put together in the first image!)

  • Laura Craig 2 years ago

    So darling!

  • evie 2 years ago

    bloody awesome girls! well done. i am in need of a new scarf, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. love the caption under the second image, they look great all layered together!

  • sue 2 years ago

    what clever girls! Great to see lovely young people havving such success! Well done girls and all the best!

  • Karen Wilgar 2 years ago

    They are beautiful. Wrap me up

  • Shansy 2 years ago

    Love the spotty coral! Gorgeous!

  • DavoBrown 2 years ago

    Thats good!

  • Lauren 2 years ago

    Great colours! And the possibility of the taco truck coming south is exciting news!

  • Courtney 2 years ago

    These are really beautiful. Keeping my eyes on that Etsy store. Winter’s obviously a bit away right now, but I can always always always use another scarf.

  • Courtney 2 years ago

    One more reason to love winter. Thanks Emily and Lucy!! x

  • Niamh 2 years ago

    Gorgeous scarves.. nice work ladies; its time to brighten up winter :)

  • Melissa 2 years ago

    Very talented girls. Love the colours.

  • Donna 2 years ago

    Ohhh it’s cold in Sydney today brrrrrrrr!

  • Kimmy 2 years ago

    LOVE scarf season…..these say why…love love! xx

  • Meghan 2 years ago

    Toasty and gorgeous!! Now wrap me up! xx

  • Penny 2 years ago

    I love love love these scarves!

    And… southside taco truck! Hello!

  • Laura Hanks-Ruttyn 2 years ago

    Oh, my! Where have you been hiding Emily Green Melbourne? We need a bit of Emily’s colourful goodness here in Sydney right now! Just bought myself a necklace…to hang on my wall! What a talent!

  • Dayle 2 years ago

    They are fabulous!!!! Such a talent…adore her necklaces and now her scarves are tempting me!!!

  • Thea 2 years ago

    The colours Emily puts together are so bright and lovely and unexpected in the best possible way. Can’t wait to get my grubby little hands on one!

  • Amber 2 years ago

    What a wonderful collaboration, I want all 3 scarves!

  • Charlene 2 years ago

    Beautiful Scarf Collection. One is on my purchase list!

  • Simone 2 years ago

    Imma gonna get me one of them!

  • Catherine 2 years ago

    These are just fantastic – I love these talented girls…

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