About Heather

Heather Dixon is the woman behind Army of Knitters, (AoK), a fashion-forward range of seasonal knitwear collections using the finest quality knitting yarns and interesting knitting techniques. To keep AoK’s designs fresh and exciting, Heather follows future fashion trends closely, but is also influenced by art, film, historical and cultural dress from around the world. Born and bred in Nottingham, England, Heather taught herself to knit at an early age then insisted on teaching her friends and older siblings whenever they would sit still. She designed clothes and accessories for herself, friends and family before graduating with a BA (Hons) Degree in Fashion Knitwear Design from The Nottingham Trent University. Heather worked in the UK and Italy before moving to New York City in 1999, where she designed for indie companies as well as major design houses, whilst honing her craft. In 2010 Heather decided it was time to run away to the country, where she could turn her hand-knitting obsession into a full-time career. Heather now lives in East Kingston, New Hampshire, where she enjoys the changes of the season, the mountains and the ocean, all the while dreaming up new designs.