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Strike offs part one

The first set of strike offs are now complete – we started with the two colour prints as they are the most difficult, next we’ll move on to the single colour prints.  It’s always hard to get the perfect two colours to work with the two colour designs, especially as I often use transparency in my… Read more »

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Working on a new palette

The post New Year period is always a time of reflection and changes and this year has been no different, although now we’re in March and I have no idea where the time has gone. Since Bella, my apprentice, started last August things have been very different in the studio, it’s been great having another… Read more »

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May Stack

I recently started a subscription to Stack and just had my first delivery, the latest edition of Wrap magazine. I’ve never come across Wrap before but fell in love with it at first flick through. Sheffield has a serious deficit when it comes to good magazines, our local WH Smith’s has all the usual suspects… Read more »

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May print-fest

May has been a none stop print-fest, from custom orders to commissioned work then the culmination of my AA2A artist residency at Sheffield Hallam. It’s all been a bit of a whirlwind really.  Here is some of the work I’ve been doing… I can’t share with you some of the commissioned work I’ve been doing… Read more »

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New design launch offer

We’re delighted to announce that we have a new design launching for Spring 2015 – Clouds is printed on our British Woven linen and organic cotton mix fabric and is suitable for a range of interiors and crafts uses. This new design was developed from mark making sketches, part of a new exploration into accidental… Read more »

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Unfortunate week

Last week I worked like a crazy lady and had a small team of helpers, also working like crazy ladies. This week I’m stuck at home and not happy about it.  I had a stupid accident last week which meant that I had a nasty bump on my head, gash to my eye and a general good… Read more »

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Hepworth Print Fair

I’m delighted to have got a place at the new Hepworth Wakefield Print fair, it’s on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st March at The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk Wakefield, WF1 5AW, 10-5pm, free entry. I’ll be there with a new range including new colours of my Thorns and Thunderbolt prints. I’ll also be bringing my new Clouds… Read more »

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Colours in the park

I took a walk in Millhouses park to try out my new camera and snapped a few photos which I hoped would give me some inspiration for my new collection colours. Not only was I taking photos of natural greens, browns and oranges but I found a bit of inspiration in the graffiti of the… Read more »

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Knitting Challenge

This is always the time of year when I go crazy just trying to get Christmas presents knitted, this year I just have the one though – a jumper for Owen. After Christmas 2012 I decided to stop knitting presents for the whole family and I must admit, it’s led to a much calmer December.  This year I… Read more »

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Open Studios November 2014

We had our annual Open Studios last weekend and this was our busiest year yet. Yorkshire Artspace do a fantastic job and all the studio holders make such an effort  to show their studios off to all the visitors.  Unfortunately I was still struggling to shake this virus that arrived, went away, and then came back 3… Read more »

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  • Rooster bag and Calorimetry

    I have finally got round to taking a picture of my Rooster bag knitted from the Rooster pattern book and in Almerino Aran in colour Custard. It was with the left over yarn that I knitted the Knitty pattern Calorimetry from the Winter 2006 edition.I am not too keen on th results of the Calorimetry… Read more »

  • Yarn Inventory Day

    Yes, it’s that day that only happens once a year – not my birthday, or Christmas but YARN INVENTORY DAY!!!!I may be some time – send a search party for me if I am longer than 10 hours!

  • Rowan shade card folder search

    Have you ever tried to look for something you desperately want and can’t find it anywhere? This is the experience I have been having with the Rowan Shade Card Folder! I really REALLY wanted one – I have quite a few shade cards and for years have had them stuck in an old boring black… Read more »

  • Quick knit project

    I was browsing through Knitty yesterday and found the most gorgeous patten called Calorimetry from the Winter 06 issue (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTcalorimetry.html) – it’s gorgeous!!Here is my version…Sorry about the poor pic but it’s hard to take a picture of something you are wearing on your head!! It took me about 45 mins to knit so it… Read more »

  • On-going projects

    Ok – I have got a bit carried away with my knitting projects over the last 6 months or so (what’s new there!) so I have decided to make a list of my started-but-not-finished projects. 1. Summer linen print top 2. Yellow and cream striped cardigan for baby Lizzy 3. 4 different pairs of socks… Read more »

  • I’m not a plastic bag – I’m a wool holder!

    Here is my Anya Hindmarch bag being put to good use as a wool basket – to be honest, this really had to be done due to my actual knitting basket overflowing onto the chair and sofa!

  • How long can you break from knitting?

    Quite a long time aparently! Knitting is my ultimate hobby and I adore it completely but every now and then I need a break. Some would say that means that I haven’t really submitted myself to this wondrous art but I say no – sometimes I just need a break. This time though it’s been… Read more »

  • A knitted case small enough for a shuffle?

    I am contemplating knitting a case for my shuffle. I have thought before about knitting a case for my ipod but that isn’t too daft an idea as they are a substantial size, but am I being a bit daft with my shuffle? Also it’s lime green, not an easy colour to complement. Another issue;… Read more »

  • Overflowing knitting basket vs overflowing overdraft…

    My knitting basket has issues. I listened to the Franklin Habit post on an early edition of Cast On the other day. He talks about your ‘stash’ growing and coming alive in your house and I think I definately believe that a similar thing is happening in my house.I have three storage places for my… Read more »

  • Socks socks socks

    I now have one finished Cascade 220 green sock, one half finished Opal tiger sock and one half finished Trekking blue stripe sock.The tiger sock is fantastic – I want to knit that one and only that one but the blue socks are a birthday present for my dad (Thursday next week is the deadline)… Read more »