Suzie’s Blog

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2018: Sewing Highlights

19 October 2018

The second half of my highlights from this year’s Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace covers the what is main focus of the show: Fabric crafts – fashion sewing, quilting, embroidery and related pursuits.… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2018: Yarn and Fibre Highlights

17 October 2018

Last Thursday I popped along to the The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in North London (both the event and the venue are affectionately known as 'Ally Pally'). I found many wonderful independents and plenty of goodies for the knit-inclined. Read more

FO: Cauldhame Scarf in soft colours

10 October 2018

It's hard to believe this project was started in October 2015 and lay hibernating for almost 3 years before being rediscovered when I started decluttering my knitting supplies. Read more

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