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My blog is written to share insight into my world as a knitting designer and fibre artist.  Constantly I am asked ‘what inspires you ‘ and I answer ‘my travels, my landscape, my garden. I love to garden but since moving to live 1300’ above sea level in an exposed bleak landscape my gardening has […]


My tulips always inspire me and here is a new shawl started,see the icord trim,it could have been doubleknitting here but I chose icord. The Parterre shawl begins  ‘He was planting bulbs in the ‘parterre ‘for a spring display  

Pop by the Shop as today  when you purchase the Poncho knit kit containing all your Harwood Heritage yarn,needles,and pattern you will also receive free 1 hank of the new fine spun Heritage yarn in pure pedigree BFL.  


My daughter recently introduced me to a range of products purely natural. I was amazed at how these  creams etc felt and how good my skin felt. My hands are always dry due to the nature of my work, my goodness Tropic makes them feel so good and restores my skin. Standing for hours either […]

I travelled up to Scotland looking at fabulous scenery to be at the new knitting show in Edinburgh and meet knitters interested in attending the Loch Ness Knitting Show in October this year.A fabulous day and made  new friends and  met up again with old friends. Travelled home to stunning sunsets 


September & October  is a busy time for classes with Fano and Loch Ness festivals so lots to do to get new work ready in between all the other designing work.  Rarely do I knit for myself as 2 granddaughters have first call on my time. Having said that I am making a classic shibui […]


Knitting beautiful cowls on small circular needles is a great piece of travel knitting whether long distance or on your shorter journeys to work. This cowl uses all three colours in the Harwood Heritage range , colours straight from the fleece and echoing the landscape. Peat, Snow,Earth intermingle with each other in this stitch design […]