Creative Inkwells

I’m back to personal knits again – in fact, making in general.  I have some sewing projects on the go and will share those in a few weeks; the pile is growing and I need to slot in some time at the sewing machine!  Luckily the knitting is under control – relatively speaking – and…

Mission: Cardigan – and more amazing textile art

The last week or so has been about finishing things up work-wise and getting more time for personal projects.  This winter, I am on Mission: Cardigan.  I am in the home straight of a small collection of accessories – all will be revealed in a few weeks’ time! – but I can happily say that…

Selfish Knitting: The Pisces pullover and the not-so-Bleak cardigan

Over the last couple of weeks I have been blessed with the luxury of free time!  Wow!  Part of this involved a long weekend in Edinburgh, and part of this involved getting things done for myself, and no-one else.  It’s a bit like the shoemaker’s son going barefoot, or the builder’s house falling down: I’ve…

Grayson Perry, “Artists’ Textiles”, and the ties that bind

I’m sorry to be overdue with the blog this month, mainly because I’ve been away and filling my time with as many rejuvenating, enriching and escapist activities as possible.  You know what they say about buses: you wait for ages, then three turn up all at once.  The same might be said of my forthcoming…

Two New Projects: Pineapple shawl and Sunshine coat

A magazine deadline has been and gone, and this week I have found myself with two days off!  I haven’t been in that situation for a few weeks so I thought I’d spend some of the time relaxing, eating pancakes and devoting a bit of time to personal projects.  The first of these is the…