Shows, Art & Trends

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

Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s exhibition

1 March 2014

As a London as a resident, it’s easy to get into a routine and miss the world of amazing things that are happening in this incredible city. I am definitely guilty of not taking advantage… Read more

Kaffe Fassett - A Life In Colour exhibition at Fashion and Textile Museum

6 June 2013

Tucked away in a quiet street near London Bridge station is the Fashion and Textile Museum, an amazing resource that until a couple of days ago I did not know existed. Founded by Zandra Rhodes,… Read more

Olek exhibition at Tony's Gallery

23 March 2012

As soon as I saw photos from Olek’s crocheted room at Tony’s Gallery in East London, I knew this was something not to miss. This is the New York basked artist’s the first UK solo… Read more

Christmas sweater art

12 December 2011

If you happen to be passing through East London for your Christmas shopping, why not pop in to KK Outlet gallery on Hoxton Square and marvel at their exhibition of alternative Christmas sweaters, Oh Come… Read more

Coat styles for A\W

31 October 2011

I’ve started thinking about what my next tailoring project will be and I’m feeling inspired by two very different trends I’ve spotted this season. The cocoon coat is a loose but structured shape that narrows… Read more

Lace knits on the high street

8 January 2011

I had a quick nose around Topshop yesterday and noticed a lot of interesting lace knitwear in an earthy palette of pale grey, cream, camel, dusky pink and muted peach. The ‘cobweb top’ is a… Read more

Wintry woollens A\W 2010

30 October 2010

It’s amazing how quickly it happens, the last rays of summer sun fade to an autumnal chill sets in and I’m overcome by a sudden urge to cover myself in knitwear. Happily this coincided with… Read more

Andy Holden exhibition at Tate Briatin

14 January 2010

This month knitting takes its rightful place in the gallery, alongside the great masters at the mighty Tate Britain. Demonstrating the versatility of knitting, contemporary British artist Andy Holden has created a giant knitted boulder!… Read more

Snuggle-up in soft pastels for A\W

27 October 2008

Delicate mohair, lightweight cashmere, and pastel hues take a soft spin this autumn… That’s according to British Vogue, and who are we to argue. The November 2008 issue features the photo-story ‘Postcards from the edge‘, presenting pale,… Read more

A/W high street knitwear inspiration

14 October 2008

Winter is well and truly on the way, which thankfully means the high street is full of lovely knitwear. Many of the current trends translate easily into hand-knitting. Shape French Connection are going boxy –… Read more