DIRA ADAMS is a knitwear and textile artist from brooklyn, new york. Her practice fuses traditional handicraft with modern knitting technology. Her desire is TO create beautiful pieces, in harmony with our environment, while also empowering others to tap into their own innate creative abilities. Dira believes that the art of hand-making is a primal act that connects us both to our environment, ourselves, and our communities at large. hand-making is both an act of defiance & even more important in our increasingly digital world,
after being inspired by her late-grandmother's hand-crafted pieces, Dira decided to take a knitting class at the age of 18. What started off as a hobby, led Dira to move to England and earn a degree an ma Knitwear Design.
dira trained and worked in the fashion industry in both the new york and london, with luxury labels including, donna karan and JW ANDERSON. dISPITE HER WORK IN THE TRADITIONAL FASHION SPACE, DIRA NEVER LOST HER PASSION FOR TRADITIONAL HANDCRAFT AND IN 2014, LAUNCHED A SERIES OF PUBLIC WORKSHOPS AT THE lONDON’S SOUTH BANK center to teach and empower people to explore their own creative potential through the art of handicraft, namely knitting and crochet.
dira presently resides, creates, and teaches in her native brooklyn.