Faye Perriam-Reed | Technical Editor | UK
Hi, I’m Faye and I’m an experienced technical editor and knitwear designer based in Bristol, UK.
Some of my recent clients have included Fyberspates, West Yorkshire Spinners, Rowan, Blacker Yarns, Emma Vining, Sarah Hatton, Jennie Atkinson, Marina Skua and Erika Knight.
From 2013-2021 I was Technical Editor for The Knitter and Simply Knitting, checking and grading an array of patterns. These included accessories, homewares and a huge range of garment styles. I also proof-read many features and wrote regular masterclasses on various knitting techniques. Some of these are available on my tutorials page.
When I started in this field there weren’t really any tech editor training courses in the UK that I knew of. I gained so much more knowledge on the job, checking patterns all day every day, working closely with big name designers and other experienced tech editors.
In February 2021 I decided it was time to go freelance as I wanted to expand the range of designers, publications and yarn companies I work with. It also means I have more time to work on my own knitting patterns and be with my young family.
I have been collecting images on my recent projects Pinterest board, which will give you need an idea of the sort of patterns I have been working on.
Being a technical editor really makes my brain tick. I love finding solutions to problems and I get to spend my working life surrounded by yarn, in conversation with inspiring people, constantly improving my skills and learning new tricks.
When I’m not working or knitting I love spending time with my kids, sewing, doing yoga, taking photos and spending time out on the Cornish coast.