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JAK Designs

Artist: Jen Armstrong
24 Ocean Avenue Kennebunk Maine 04046 USA Phone: 877.525.5648 Website Best American Arts

Hand Loomed Knitwear

JAK Designs began in 1997 in a tiny rooftop studio apartment in San Francisco’s Mission District. After almost 2 decades of traveling the country and showing their work at juried art shows, Jen and Tanya opened their own shop in beautiful Kennebunkport, Maine in 2015.

JAK knitwear is created manually, using a bed of 200 needles and an array of hand tools, with thorough attention to detail and quality, using natural, organic and sustainable yarns.

Jen designs every piece in each collection. She and Tanya then contemplate yarns, colors and which of them has the time, inclination and skill to make it work. A day in the studio includes knitting, washing, steaming and sewing. And about 100 additional tasks, including preparing delicious vegetarian meals.