Hello! I am Jeni Allison; a technical knitwear designer and educator based in Edinburgh. I studied textiles at Glasgow School of Art, and have just finished an MA in Knitwear at Heriot Watt University and currently work as a Design Assistant for Barrie Knitwear. I was a finalist in the 2017-2018 Woolmark Performance Challenge with Adidas. I specialise in materials - focused research, knit innovation and garment development and design education. 




Woolmark + Adidas Performance Challenge Finalist

Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Maker Award

2012 - 2013
ReSide Textiles Residency 

Fully funded textiles residency in Gujarat, India


Engagement, Facilitating and Production 

Selected Projects: 


Freelance Art and Design Education for: Edinburgh Art Festival, Starcatchers, Royal Children's Hospital (Edinburgh), Art in Healthcare, National Galleries of Scotland


Lead Artist (coordinator cover) Starcatchers Expecting Something Project, WHALE Arts, Edinburgh


Families Programme Coordinator - National Galleries of Scotland

2014 - 2015

Families Programme Assistant and Art for Healthcare Programme Assistant - The Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Museum


Exhibitions and Projects 


MA Degree Show (Heriot Watt University, Scotland) 


Making Explorations, Southblock (Glasgow)

Garba, The Telfer Gallery (Glasgow) [solo]


The Good Fashion Show (London Fashion Week)

Bold Souls (Glasgow)


Graduate Group Show: London Fashion Week (London)

Versatile Beings, Art’s Centre, London Road (Edinburgh)

Graduate Showcase, Motherwell Concert Hall (Motherwell) [solo]

New Designers (London)