"I love to create the perfect shape for your perfect shape (which may vary from day to day)."
Amy Brill realized when she was very young that she gave her all to whatever she did, so she had better do the things she loves. Her fascination with textiles, fabrics, and making things took form first with the creation of soft sculpture dolls, which then led to wool spinning and dyeing, which led to her current love of knitting and design. Amy Brill is known for styles that emphasize ease and wearability, and the invention and reinvention of sweaters with interesting lines and vibrant colors.
Each piece of Brill's work is created in the United States from beginning to end. The artist designs all of her own yarns -- the polyester/acrylic combination yarns are made for her in North Carolina and the cotton/rayon tweeds are hand twisted in her studio using American cotton. Every sweater is knit one at a time by one of six knitters, all of whom reside in Upstate New York.
Brill often jokes that the one thing she did wrong was to make wearables that are just too well-made and simply do not fall apart. Each sweater looks like a piece of art, but the real creation is in the durable and flexible nature of each piece. "The fact that my sweaters fit well, wear well, do not fall apart, look stylish and style-full forever, is miracle enough for me."