Blog & features

Choosing a new sewing machine

3 September 2018

You may remember that I was having problems with my sewing machine, with snapped needles, bad tension and jamming. To cut a long story short, went on a voyage of sewing machine discovery, and welcomed the Janome Atelier 3 into my home a a few weeks ago. Read more

Sewing FO: Jersey toddler trousers

20 July 2018

One of the aims of my summer sewing push is to put my fabric stash to good use, and after finishing my in June, I had quite a bit of fabric left over. It’s such… Read more

Our interview on Clear the Decks podcast, and top tips for organising your creative space

16 July 2018

My guest interview on Declutter and Organise Your Sewing Space podcast is live! Listen now listen now in Episode 15 Nadia Arbach of Clear the Decks invited me to appear as a guest on the podcast,… Read more

We're exhibiting at Yarnporium 2018!

16 July 2018

London, 2-3 November 2018 If you’re the kind of person who likes to ‘look with their hands’, then you’ll want this in your diary. We’re exhibiting at Yarnporium 2018, and it’s the ONLY show we’re… Read more

FO: Rainbow toddler cardigan in fractal handspun

22 June 2018

It’s hard to believe this is the first item I’ve knitted for my daughter since she was born almost 16 months ago, but she grew so damn fast and I had so little time! But… Read more

2018 Yarn Advent Calendar Preorders

21 June 2018

Christmas is probably the last thing on any knitter’s mind right now, but we’re already planning and souring goodies for our . Last year we only produced a handful, which sold out in just a… Read more

Summer sewing part 2: The rub off

19 June 2018

On a high after the success of my last sewing project, I thought I’d try something more ambitious while being small enough to be achievable in my very limited sewing time. This top is a… Read more

Pattern and kit launch: Blend In, Stand Out fade shawl by Brixton Purl

21 May 2018

Last week I was lucky enough to be joined in the dye studio by Brixton Purl aka independent knitting pattern designer Therése Hedlund ahead of the launch of her stunning new fade shawl, Blend In,… Read more

Sewing FO: Summer top with front pleats

20 May 2018

Since making a wedding dress for my good friend Zöe back in 2010 (wow, that was a long time ago) I have done embarrassingly little sewing. This has nothing to do with the wedding dress… Read more

A year of Sock Club (and hello! Sock Minis Club)

26 April 2018

It’s been almost a year since we re-launched our clubs after a break (to welcome my daughter into the world), and it’s still my favourite dyeing job every month. For me, it’s a chance to… Read more

Brilliance Lace and Fuzzy Lace: New yarns for summer knits

20 April 2018

This week we’ve been busy at the dye pots creating yarns for lace knitting – just in time for the weather to finally warm up here in London! Two new laceweight yarns were added in… Read more

The Big Destash

10 April 2018

If you follow our blog, you may remember a few weeks ago I posted about following the excellent Declutter and Organise Your Sewing Space podcast from Clear The Decks. I promised that some destashing would be occurring,… Read more