Hand Felted Clothing & Knit Artwear

Carolyn M. Barnett Designs located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada has specialized in one of a kind, hand loomed knit cardigans & jackets and wraps using wool and cotton…My Knit Artwear!….and my Felted Wearables…for 40 years.

Now semi-retired but still creating, my work is available from my studio, by appointment. Some of my work may also be purchased at my online shops and at some shows.

Founded in Toronto in 1982 on June 2nd I am celebrating four decades as an artisan.

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‘Rainbow’ Hand Painted Silk Scarf
‘Side Swipe’ Two Tone Jacket

Combining classic simplicity and funkiness I have knit for all ages from 8 weeks to 80+ years, and various theatre and commercial productions.

Giving workshops and classes in Machine Knitting, felting, polymer clay Button Making and Garment Designer, the software I use. I’ve traveled far and wide to spread the word!

Explore The Collections

'Hot Stuff' vest
Summer Blipped
SweaterWrap Red
Blanket Jacket L Embroidered

Something a little different from my studio.

Hand embroidered jacket made from Vintage Kenwood wool blankets.

Artfest Kingston '22

I was looking forward to being back in City Park in Kingston ON for Artfest again…and it didn’t disappoint.

It had been a long time and with care we were as normal as possible out in the open air.

It turned out I was down the path from my friend Arrowsmith Leather...our work is featured in this poster! (Pink felted vest and black/brown leather bag.

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