Ingrid Wagner

Ingrid Wagner Rug & Art Creation

   Wooden boat with knitting covering and knitted sail  

World Record Challenge                                    Casting Off: A Coat for a Boat

Ingrid Wagner creates exciting and exclusive art for the floor and wall in the contemporary interior. Whether you want to commission a rug, book onto a workshop, begin as a Big Knitter or picture a painting on your wall, Ingrid is versatile enough to help you on your way. Her studio in the Stone Barn at Kirkharle, Newcastle reflects her many travelling experiences to colourful countries and cultures around the world and her paintings and textiles have the ability to make the place where you live or work come alive with colour, pattern and extraordinary tactile warmth.

Paintings: Mixed media on canvas and layered paper. Moroccan landscapes, lifedrawings and display of sketchbooks.

Big Knitting for interior textiles: Fast, fun and definitely different. Using an exciting 21st century approach to a traditional craft, Ingrid has moved knitting into an entirely new and bigger arena. Fabulous sofa throws, rugs & curtains on display are for sale, or create your own textiles with Big Knit Kits, Big Knit Needles, (handcrafted by Newcastle Hardwood) and Ingrid’s exciting recycled Big Knit Yarn. Commissions accepted. Workshops available.

Ingrid holds the world record for knitting with the largest needles in the world and is currently running the year long Big Knit Project on 4m long needles, raising funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. These are also on display.

Guntufted rugs: Full professional working studio uses a rug tufting gun driven by air compression. Display of rugs in the Stone Barn and in studio are for sale. Rugs up to 4m x 4m can be commissioned. Workshops available.

Ingrid holds a first class BA (Hons) degree in Textile Design. She is a painter, writer, photographer and designer with a background in film making at the BBC, and in dance and the theatre. She also works with education & business partners throughout the North East, offering workshop programmes to schools from primary age through to PGCE level & Professional Development training.