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My name is Chrissie Day and I live in a converted 150 year old stone chapel in the middle of the North Peninnes in an AONB area.I feel blessed to live here with the magnificent landscapes inspiring my work. I love writing, designing, and walking in the land around my home. I find that living here and using fleece to produce my yarns from animals within a few miles gives me the best of all worlds. I write books, and design knitted and felted garments. I also design childrens knitwear for sale and for magazine companies.I teach in Europe, Scandinavia and here at home in the UK.
Author of 9 books and Co-author of a felting book and also create various knitting kits, felting tutorials.
Taught on the Baltic cruise with Craft Cruises
Taught In Fano Denmark in 2011.2013,2014,2015
Teaching Fano Strikkefestival 2016 and Lochness Knit Fest 2016
Teach private students in a one to one basis.
Appeared in Handmade in Britain published November 2011.
Teaching felting and surface design at Arbruzzo School of Creative Art October 2013.
UK Representative for the Surface Design Association.
Exhibited in the McGuiness Gallery Bishop Auckland
Exhibited in Bowes Gallery,Barnard Castle.
Exhibited Strikke Festival Fano 2015 Felting Designs and Knitting Designs
Studio at Farfield Mill Sedbergh Cumbria
I will start by saying farewell to 2016 and it was a good year for me although many in this world suffered a great deal and descisions taken all over the globe have changed things forever. A brilliant Christmas with snow arriving to excite the toddler and the child in all of us. My Granddaughter… Read More
Winter skies and frosty mornings are the order of the day now.I love winter ,I find the time spent in qiuet reflection and time to design rewarding and after Christmas and all the excitement of the season the lull in the speed of the days is lovely. Winter walks when it is so cold and… Read More
Summer for me ends tonight as I arrive home and see so many changes, leaf colours, heather changing on the hills. Summer prepares to retire and the long days start to wane, it’s time to banish the summer’s end blues and prepare for my very favourite time of year, is this because it is the… Read More
Knitting on Esme she knits like a dream a beautiful 100 year old Imperia machine
Since my hand was so badly damaged last year I have tried not to think too much of the pain that cold weather brings. On a positive note pretty wrist warmers in my own BFL tarn make me smile.
Today travelling closer to the Pyrenees we saw Andie and Adriaan of Rennaissance Dyers and enjoyed a pleasant hour looking at her amazing set up before our spending spree and travelling on by the lake for our swim and picnic. The blue of the water,the differing blue of the lac are amazing and we found… Read More
The breeze is warm,the sun hot,and the atmosphere is one of lazy lazy holiday feeling as I meet up with my dear friend Charity and her family at her home here in the beautiful South of France.Last night we sauntered and chattered as we walked along the ‘canal du midi ‘in the early evening cool… Read More
Using beautiful new yarn courtesy of DiGilpin who is also teaching at Fano and Loch Ness. DoubleKnitting is colour transposed surfaces on a dual faced fabric are usually done in finer yarn but this yarn lends itself to produce warm cozy utterly soft squishy fabric. A new design for the Knitting Festivals Fancy joining us… Read More