The Project Room

FO: Ups + Downs crochet blanket

9 November 2020

It feels like a long time since I last posted a finished object, and while that’s had a lot to do with not having much free time or energy during lockdown, it’s also because I… Read more

First steps in Macramé

5 March 2020

A few weeks ago I decided that I needed to learn macramé, and when I get an idea into my head there is really no stopping me, so by the next day I had acquired… Read more

FO: Flaum Cardigan

12 February 2020

Over the last couple of years there has been a definite change in my approach to knitting and making in general. I have become far less easily seduced by interesting-looking techniques and details, and much… Read more

Introducing...the Tregrensa Cowl

22 January 2020

Our newest pattern is a celebration of colourwork traditions, with a design inspired by Scandinavian mountain landscapes. Read more

One pattern, three garments, and a whole lot of lessons

11 July 2019

Last year, after realising that most of the items in my wardrobe weren’t working for me and my postpartum body, I embarked on a mission to fill in the gaps with me-made pieces. It was… Read more

FO: The Bubble Sweater

12 April 2019

It was a great relief to get my first garment project of 2019 off the needles while there’s still a little bit of a chill in the air. It was 2015 when I last made… Read more

FO: Ruffle blouse with jumbo polka dots

11 April 2019

It’s been a year since I started the process of decluttering and organising my sewing supplies, prompted by my friend Nadia Arbach’s excellent Declutter and Organise Your Sewing Space podcast (which has just started a… Read more

Sewing tiny clothes

8 March 2019

It’s been almost six months since I blogged about sewing projects. I feel like I have hardly had a moment to do any sewing, but counting them I have actually managed to churn out eight… Read more

FO: Azula hat

21 February 2019

After the minor disappointment of my recently completed hat being a little too snug, I still had a hat-shaped hole in my closet and something of a paradox to solve. I have come to realise that… Read more

FO: Liv cardigan in 'Shinjuku'

13 January 2019

A new FO was recently released from the needles and has already become a wardrobe staple. Meet Liv: I knitted two sweaters in 2018 not because I needed sweaters, but because I loved the patterns.… Read more

FO: Cardamom Coffee hat

2 January 2019

Since publishing this post in early 2019 we have withdrawn support for the designer of this pattern because of her behaviour towards people of colour and her failure to engage with antiracism. We have decided… 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