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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

  • Christmas came early today!

    Well I popped in to my fave LYS (The Wool Baa – Sheffield) and as usual didn’t come out without spending but that’s only normal.  I went with my ‘friend in knit’ Em and she bought me a lovely little book as my Christmas present! It’s the Monkey and Sofia Knitting book and it’s great…. Read more »

  • Elijah update and pictures (finally)

    Here is Ysolda’s Elijah which I’m knitting up in Debbie Bliss dk cotton.  So far I’m quite happy with the way he’s knitted up although I’ve had a few problems picking up the stitches on the flat surface.  Just his ears to do now!!        

  • Christmas Presents update

    Well – I have finished 2 pressies and now just have 2 more to go.  John’s socks and my dad’s hat are all done but I’m still knitting the little pouch to put the socks in.  Now all that’s left is mum and Lizzie’s pressies (and the secret present of course!).  There are only 17… Read more »

  • Addicted to Ravelry

    I absolutely love it!!! I waited three months to be added to the list (which flew by!) and now I’ve been on it about a month. Until yesterday I had hardly added anything but within the last day I’ve added 83 stash items and about 17 projects!Everyone should be on Ravelry!

  • Lizzie’s ‘Pink Pants’

    Lizzie’s ‘pink pants’ are all finished now but instead of being a Christmas present they will be an early gift instead – this is because Lizzie is growing tonnes and tonnes even though I knitted the larger version!Here they are with the waistband still to sew up (I need to get some elastic!)Here is the… Read more »

  • Lizzie’s new hat

    Here is my gorgeous little niece modelling her new hat when we took her to the park!It’s a bit big at the moment but I shall just use that time honoured phrase…’she’ll grow into it!’And here she is modelling the hat I knitted for her before she was born – it’s getting a bit tight… Read more »

  • Another baby hat…

    I finished the lovely baby hat for Lizzie and it went really well. I am amazed how quickly things knit up on circulars!I’m now knitting another one for another friend who is having a baby – soooo exciting!

  • I get ‘a round’…

    Well – due to the bad back and 2 broken toes I am going to be glued to the sofa today. To lessen my pain my Amazon order FINALLY arrived today! It’s only 3 weeks late! It had tried to be delivered once, whilst we were on holiday, but for some reason it has gone… Read more »

  • Washing day and baby trousers…

    Today is that day I dread – wool washing day!!! How can someone love knitting so much but HATE hand washing wool? I absolutely loathe it – I keep leaving it all in a big pile in the washing basket just hoping that my hubby will do it but he never does! This morning so… Read more »

  • Dishcloths

    I started knitting dishcloths when I bought the Knitorama book last year. Since then I have only knit about 5 or 6 but I absolutely LOVE using them. I thought it was about time I took a pic of my beloved cloths so here is a picture of my first (far left), one I knit… Read more »