Category: fibres

From my home to yours from my heart to yours I wish you Season Greetings. It has been a very full year and the arrival of a 3rd Granddaughter Phoebe was a highlight indeed and her smile fills my heart. Three little hands to hold, 3 children to share my time with. I have travelled […]

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 […]

I love colour work and it is so easy using slipped stitch techniques  My Dot and Line Cowl and Scarf are available as kits in the shop   

Seeing finishes on a knitted garment being as beautifully executed as a sewn garment always pleases me. This top designed for BC Garn in Denmark had a lovely stitch design on the pockets but also a tri coloured facing and cuff facing

This tam has been so popular I am thinking of making it in another colour combination ie zwartbles brown with cream bfl roses or shetland with brown roses. Next week will swatch up samples for both and make a decision  for  this years kits.

My hands work hard for me and I do look after them,handcream twice a day and soothing  aromatherapy oil rubs into the right hand which was so injured. So when it comes to knitting wristies/ armwarmers etc to wear during winter I want the best fibres for comfort on my hands. I love grey,from silver grey […]

No matter where I am teaching the one thing students all want to learn all the time are Techniques.Colour techniques, Shaping, Directional,Lace,Aran,Steeking,to name a few categories. Starting tiny 3 st beginnings to make fine tiny lace circles for your shawl,incorporating techniques and style from foreign shores or past times.Mastering,Aran,Intarsia,Lace,Top Down no seam garments,gloves,mitts,socks,hats,doubleknitting,fairisle the list […]

Today using a yarn recommended to me by a friend and it is a delightful yarn giving a lovely drape but great stitch definition.The only time I have used Gotland before was from Denmark,so lovely to try out a British Gotland and this is an Aran weight but has high loft. The design is knit […]

I have been a bit quiet on the blogging world these last  few weeks as my mind has been full of Babies.My own 1st grandadughter and knitting for Babies. Well Abigail is here now 7lbs plus of beautiful baby and the last 2 items for my new book are done. The book Knitted Modern Classics […]