Rachael Matthews is a textiles artist and writer.

She has published three books about knitting and crochet. Her latest, The Mindfulness in Knitting, explores the links between craft and calm.

Rachael's art often takes the form of knitted objects, through which she aims to shift people's perceptions of textiles.

Until 2016 she co-ran the knitting shop/art space Prick Your Finger.

Rachael teaches at Central Saint Martins and is a 'Brother' of the Art Worker's Guild. She's from the Lake District and maintains close links with the region. She currently lives and works in London.



2014 Yan Tan Tethera, Cecil Sharp House, London
2013 Collect Cumbria, Blackwell, Cumbria (curator)
2012 Jiggling Atoms, The Rag Factory, London
2012 WOW: the contemporary art of knit and stitch, Rheged Gallery, Cumbria
2012 High Fiber, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, United States
2010 Louder Than Bombs, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston upon Thames
2009 Jerwood Contemporary Makers, Jerwood Gallery, London
2008 Analogue Amnesty, Tatty Devine, London
2006 I Will Not Leave You Comfortless, Man&Eve, London
2005 Ceremony, Pump House Gallery, London


2015 Appetites for Destruction, Pump House Gallery, London


The Mindfulness in Knitting


Mollie Makes