Suzie’s Blog

The Big Deshash: Fabric Edition

19 September 2018

If your caught my interview on Clear the Decks’ podcast you may remember me mentioning feeling that, compared to my knitting materials which are very well organised, my sewing materials were in a bit of… Read more

New FO: Blend In, Stand Out fade shawl - see it in person!

12 September 2018

My Blend In, Stand out shawl is finished and blocked, and it’s a stunner! The pattern is, of course, by Therése Hedlund aka Brixton Purl and available from her Ravelry Store. This autumn, there are… Read more

Sewing FO: Gathered abstract-print skirt

5 September 2018

My latest sewing FO has been one of those rare projects where I had a spark of an idea in my head and it all came together without a real plan. I dreamt of  a… Read more

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

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

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

WIP: Kirigami Pullover by Gudrun Johnston

9 April 2018

I had planned that my next large piece of knitting would be a baggy cardigan – a garment that I really need in my wardrobe especially as my recent FO didn’t quite fit as hoped… Read more

Colour handling with Rebel Blend (and a little lesson in Tweed)

23 March 2018

Following on from our last post I wanted to give you a few ideas for different ways to spin them, and take control of colour! It’s easy to be apprehensive about how adventurous colour combinations… Read more