Guest Appearances

I am always delighted to be interviewed, invited onto vlogs and podcasts, and give guest lectures. Below is a selection of video and print features and interviews with me, which you are warmly encouraged to watch to get an idea of my style and personality.

If you’d like to find out more about booking me for a guest spot at your event, on your podcast, or as a guest speaker or lecturer, please look at my Services Guide.


Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas, December 2021

I was featured as a guest judge for the 2021 Jumper and Stocking competitions of Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas. These episodes, numbers 3 and 8 in the series, were broadcast in the UK on 15th and 21st December.

Unfortunately I cannot embed any clips here, but the link below will take you to the show page on the Channel 4 website. You can either watch on demand or view clips of each show.

Vlogs and Podcasts

Fruity Knitting – Knitters of the World, Episode 79, 11th June 2019

The Fruity Knitting podcast is renowned for in-depth interviews and all-round passion of knitting and constructed textiles. My presentation begins at 14:24 – the entire episode is just shy of 90 minutes.

Knit on with Patty #37 – 5th May 2021

In which I spend well over an hour putting knitwear design to rights with the knitwear design legend that is Patty Lyons! This livestream was a lot of fun, and I hope you enjoy our chemistry.

The Crimson Stitchery – Designing Between Storytelling and Play – 23rd July 2021

In this enjoyable interiew with Anushka Tay of the Crimson Stitchery, I talk about my adult learning and community teaching work, share snippets of my design process, and put the world to rights from the comfort of my beloved garden.

Designs featured in this video are the Aneeta cardigan and Bonnie sweater.

Print interviews

Kate Davies’ contemporary bluestockings series, 27th June 2021

Published in June 2021, in which Kate describes my blog as “one of [her] favourite places for for design-led writing”. Thank you, Kate!

Read the full interview on KDD & Co

Praktisch en mooi: ijzersterk duo / Practical and beautiful: a rock-solid duo
October 2020

In October 2020 I was featured in Handwerken zonder Grenzen, a Dutch magazine celebrating textile arts. The interview was translated into Dutch; however, you can find a rough translation below:

Read the interview in Dutch (pdf)

Read the interview in English (text-only pdf translation, thanks to Google)

View the contents of Handwerken zonder Grenzen issue 221