Angie Hill's Profile

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Pixelknit is a textile design studio in the Slabtown neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.

My name is Angie Hill & I come from a long line of seamstresses. I have been designing clothing & textiles since I was a kid. I studied clothing design in college to hone my skills but it wasn't until I was a vintage clothing dealer that I came across my true calling. While on a buying trip I found an obscure old Japanese machine that was covered in grease & dirt. It was love at first sight. I cleaned it up to find a lovely metal piece of equipment with many many needles & little pink plastic parts. It was a knitting machine from the early 1960s. The Japanese instructions were not much help but I figured it out anyway. Since then I have been focused on designing knit fabrics & knitwear.

I now have a variety of knitting looms, both vintage &…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 17
  • Joined August 7, 2005

Favorite materials

Cotton, Wool, Bamboo, Acrylic, Rayon, Linen, Yarn

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Pixelknit
Knitwear & Home Decor made in Portland Oregon

About

Pixelknit is a textile design studio in the Slabtown neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.

My name is Angie Hill & I come from a long line of seamstresses. I have been designing clothing & textiles since I was a kid. I studied clothing design in college to hone my skills but it wasn't until I was a vintage clothing dealer that I came across my true calling. While on a buying trip I found an obscure old Japanese machine that was covered in grease & dirt. It was love at first sight. I cleaned it up to find a lovely metal piece of equipment with many many needles & little pink plastic parts. It was a knitting machine from the early 1960s. The Japanese instructions were not much help but I figured it out anyway. Since then I have been focused on designing knit fabrics & knitwear.

I now have a variety of knitting looms, both vintage & industrial. In addition to my line of custom scarves, I can create a wide variety of custom goods for my clients including -

- Custom garments (sweaters, scarves, beanies, etc)
- Sample garments
- Custom yardage
- Small runs
- Swatch & sample design
- Cut & sew, panel and full fashion knit construction
- Fine, standard, mid & bulky gauge, 3G to 8G range
- Knit technique design & graphing
- Pattern & motif design
- Many fibers available, organic & synthetic fibers including cotton, wool, bamboo, acrylic, & blends.

All knitting is done in house, nothing is sent overseas

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