Category Archives: Designer

Fashion Forward Knitting and Flourescents

My knitting has been suffering recently – first from my sore wrists and more recently from a total lack of ability to get things just the way I want them. There is a pattern I’ve been working on – it’s only … Continue reading

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Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour Exhibition

It was a specifically uninspiring day weather-wise on Friday in London. And since I’ve started my new job, I’ve been more than usually under the kosh from a work-load point of view. I had earlier in the week, in a … Continue reading

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Love Yarn? Love Fibre East! 27-28 July

With only a month to go – a quick reminder… If you’re like me, you spend languid summer afternoons planning the autumn and winter project flow and dreaming of beautifully coloured, creamy-feeling yarn slipping through your fingers being transformed into … Continue reading

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Cushions, Swans and a Little Geography

This blog needs a little introduction – if you’re only interested in the knitting, please skip to the end. I live in a market town in the East Midlands called Bedford. Many would say that it has not much to … Continue reading

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4KCBWDAY6 – A Tool to Covet

No exaggeration to state that this one tool has changed my knitting life. I am sure that most will know that this is an interchangeable circular KnitPro needle. This marvellous tool has so many fantastic features that I just have … Continue reading

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From Random Acts of Kindness

A few months ago,  Helen from Fuss Free Flavours (do check out her yummy blog), rather randomly and totally kindly gave me some yarn – I believe it was someone’s left-over stash which they were house-clearing. The stash-buster wasn’t even … Continue reading

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May your Stripes be Bold and Bright

I’m obviously not a yarn purist as I adore self-striping yarn. The line is very clear on this – you either love it or hate it. It’s like the Marmite question. Or the Cats v. Dogs question. For me it was … Continue reading

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Tactile Cushion

In the past few weeks, I’ve been doing a lot of research on cushions. I’ve seen cushions in the shape of clouds, or to look like sheep, pebbles on a beach even. All tremendous fun but I was after a … Continue reading

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Interior Design, High Fashion and Wool

This morning saw the opening of the Wool House in the recently renovated west wing of Somerset House in London. An event supported by The Campaign for Wool and focussing on how wool is used in fashion, interior design and … Continue reading

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