Crafts Alumna Wins 'Vogue Knitting' Design Contest
Avant-garde cocktail dress by Nicole Feller-Johnson BFA '02 (Crafts) is named first runner-up
September 26, 2013
An avant-garde cocktail dress created by Nicole Feller-Johnson BFA ’02 (Crafts) was named the first runner-up in Vogue Knitting magazine’s Zealana Design Contest. Her winning piece was featured in the publication’s Fall 2013 issue.
The magazine challenged knitters to see what they could dream up using yarn by Zealana, one of the finest hand-knitting/crochet yarns available in the world. Feller-Johnson’s winning creation debuted on the runway at the Vogue Knitting LIVE conference held in New York City this past January.
The Crafts alumna, who also teaches ballet, worked for years as a glassblower before turning to knitting. She has designed for boutiques, creating bespoke pieces for exclusive clients. Her patterns have been published extensively online and she has written articles about yarn and pattern selection.
Feller-Johnson is the owner of No Two Snowflakes, an online yarn and pattern shop featuring several designers, as well as her own design line, Nicole Feller-Johnson.