Category Archives: Interior Design

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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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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Your Heart to Warm

For some weeks now I have been trying to engineer good weather with cheerful colour knits and summery yarn. Looking out of the window at the grey chill day, with snow on the ground and no real end in sight, … Continue reading

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The Pshychology Behind WIPs

In the spirit of Spring cleaning, I have rearranged my stock (to make room for more), sorted out my stash (gently depriving myself of some) and very gingerly approached my WIPs. I am totally convinced that everyone’s WIP pile is … Continue reading

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Versatile Easter Eggs

Early Easters are great to break up the dreary months before the long-awaited Summer Holidays, but they always catch me unawares from a “ready to celebrate” point of view. The weather is not sunny enough to think of Spring and such like. … 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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