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2015 Advent Calendar

2 December 2015

We’d like to say Merry Knitmas! To thank you for following us we’re revealing daily gifts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook until Christmas. Read more

The ethics of wool

1 December 2015

For many knitters and stitchers (me included), it’s more the relaxing hobby or a creative outlet. The ethical factors that compel us to the handmade lifestyle also matter, be them environmental – a desire to reduce clothing miles or wear more… Read more

A\W 2015 knitwear trends: Geometric

2 November 2015

As I found out in the weekend before last, geometric design seems to be everywhere right now, and knitwear is no exception. This autumn I have noticed a number of updated versions of the fair… Read more

Art & design in Malmö and Copenhagen

28 October 2015

I just got back from another Scandinavian trip, this time browsing the museums and design shops of Malmö and Copenhagen. There was so much inspiration it is difficult to squeeze it into a single post.… Read more

Nordic variations

24 October 2015

I love experimenting with new colour combinations and knitting a few  to stock the shop for Christmas gives me a perfect opportunity to update this traditional fair isle motif with some modern colours. I was planning to… Read more

Autumn colour

22 October 2015

To make up for the less than successful attempt, I dyed a few skeins with some other, more reliable natural dyes, and I’m so happy with these beautiful autumn colours. All yarns were pre-mordanted with… Read more

FO: Stripy baby jacket

18 October 2015

A recently finished this little project for a very special small person. The pattern was ‘Baby Crossover Top‘ from one of the first knitting books I bought, Easy Knits: 25 Simple Designs for Babies, Children, Adults by… Read more

Cauldhame... the location

15 October 2015

I’ve had such lovely feedback about my new pattern, Cauldhame, which has been amazing. I think this is in no small part down to having such a superb location for the photos, which was the… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015: And finally...

14 October 2015

The Gallery area of Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace showcases the creative and experimental work of many designers and textile artists, but there was one that was clearly fishing for attention and blew… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015: Knitting and spinning highlights

13 October 2015

Obviously, it’s the knitting and yarn stands I’m most eager to check out at Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, but this aspect has left me disappointed in past years. Each year I am hopeful… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015: Fabric and sewing highlights

12 October 2015

The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace is a quilter’s dream, but I can’t help but feel that contemporary dressmaking is a little under-represented. Never the less I did stumble upon some interesting fabric finds… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015: Tapestry and textile art highlights

11 October 2015

The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, being the biggest annual show of its kind in the UK, is traditionally the calendar highlight for knitters, stitchers and quilters. It crept up on me this year having been very… Read more