Sights for sore eyes: Textile art and Kim Hargreaves’ North

I haven’t had much time for my blog for several weeks, but now that my latest commission is finished (you’ll be hearing more about it, not to mention seeing it, this autumn) I can share a few of the sights and activities that have kept me sane and inspired in the interim.  I have been…

Summer Dresses – a quickie

I apologise for the slightly chunky gap between posts.  This is partly due to not having had internet access for the best part of a week, and partly due to a commission I’ll be able to share with you in November.  All I can say about that is that it involves fairisle…and no more!  Our…

Selfish Knitting: My Pisces pullover

It’s a short, sweet and relatively quiet post from me this week.  I have been busy preparing for a photoshoot tomorrow, but in between that and finishing the Sunshine Coat I have found a moment to cast on for a jumper I’ve been longing to knit for some time.  It’s been one of those situations…

Bank holiday R&R

This weekend I found myself casting on for some selfish knitting and, more unexpectedly, visiting the London Sewing Machine Museum, which was an absolute delight. The museum is one of those hiding in plain sight.  It is attached and adjacent to my local haberdashery store, where I also bought some soft muslin to line my…

Project Update: Sunshine Coat – and a little dressmaking prep

Yesterday was a soggy day in London town.  Deadlines have passed, I found myself overdue with the blog (sorry), and somehow I knew exactly which colour I’d most like to look at – and which project I’d most like to work on.  The past few days have been spent working on the Sunshine coat, and…

Escape to Lindisfarne

I have come back to earth with a bump since my recent weekend away, and found myself wistfully recalling the gorgeous scenery of Northumberland.  There’s nothing quite like getting on the Tube to make a holiday fade away, so I thought I’d remind myself that it did actually happen and share some photos with you. …