ATH + Jayfor

Found jumper, stitch-hacked and swiss darned

I took the text from the label of this old jumper - 'Jayfor of Auchtermuchty', 'made in Scotland' -  and transposed it to the body of the garment, 'embossing' it into the structure of the plain knitting.

After the hacking, I used swiss darning (which embellishes, rather than restructures, the fabric) to record my part in its transformation. I added 'ATH +' to the Jayfor text, and '+ England' to 'made in Scotland'. 

I love the font and placement of the Jayfor logo, which creates an incongruous reference to the Pink Ladies of Grease.


  • Made in 2012

  • Available for exhibition. Previously exhibited at 'WOW: Wonder of Wool and the Art of Knit and Stitch' at Rheged, Penrith in spring 2012.