January 07, 2022 1 min read

Denise Bayron collage of images

Denise Bayron is a designer and pattern-maker whose work spans the fiber arts to include knitting, sewing, crochet and macrame. Her work has been widely recognised and she has been featured in and collaborated with brands such as Nordstom, New York Magazine, Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Gardens, and more.

As an Afro Latina, Denise strives to make the slow fashion industry a more inclusive space through representation and education. She travels to do public speaking engagements and to teach classes with partners such as Vogue Knitting and Soul Craft Festival. Denise designs modern garments that are practical, minimal and most often geometric.

After 15 years of working as an executive in the fast fashion industry in NYC, she transitioned to pattern-making as a means of reconciling her love of fashion with a desire to live more sustainably. Making a wardrobe by hand enables one to source materials more sustainably and control the waste that is produced in the process.

By designing patterns, Denise hopes to empower the home knitter and sewist with the tools, knowledge and autonomy to create the handmade wardrobe of their dreams. We are delighted to have Denise's beautiful samples in store at the moment, if you pop by to collect your order you'll be able to see Wave of Change Jacket, Droplet Capelet, Grounded and Hatdana. If you'd like some advice on picking out the perfect yarn for these projects please send us an email at info@stephenandpenelope.com

You can find Denise on her website, instagram and her sewing class