Book Review | Knitstrips: The World’s First Comic-Strip Knitting Book

Full disclosure: I contributed one design to Knitstrips, the Instant Heirloom shawl, but apart from making the pattern IK-ready I had no involvement with the conception or production of this book whatsoever – I didn’t even see the proofs!  This review was written following my very first reading of Knitstrips, absorbing the book in its…

Framing Our Problems with Fit

How can we solve fitting problems so that makers don’t fall out of love with garments? Originally published in Moorit, an independent crochet magazine.

Blog on pause for April

Hello dear reader, The blog is on pause during April, but I will be back in May with new writing and some sewing projects. Until then, this is the first of two posts I have lined up to keep things ticking over. It’s very early in the season for apples, but they are the subject…

From Needle to Needle: One Year On

Some thoughts and reflections on how the handknit and crochet industries have progressed in the past year, and where they might go next