On the blog: The finished Sunshine Coat, complete with lining!

So…drum roll please, here is the finished Sunshine Coat in all its glory!               Delivery took place on Sunday, and as you can see, my friend’s happiness matches the cheery combination of yellow and soft lavender!  It fits beautifully too – although I should remind you/note that the size…

Sneak peek at the Sunshine Coat!

A quickie this week as I am in the home stretch of my friend’s present; just the lining to attach before my work is done. The lining pieces have been cut out and pinned together – all that remains is to machine sew them together and insert the lining into the coat.  I will be…

An (un)creative environment…

It has been quite messy and chaotic these past few weeks; lot of building work and decorating at home, and there hasn’t been time to post anything nice.  I could’ve shown you an image of a massive hole in the wall waiting for a window, but that’s not interesting!  But it is almost over, my…

Asymmetric Lace Sweater – Knitting Magazine, June 2014

A quick one from me to share my latest design for Knitting Magazine – this vintage-inspired lace sweater! I love working with lace, but upon getting the chance to add interesting details or structural elements I couldn’t help but chop off one side of the jumper ;-).  Many off-the-shoulder sweaters are based on a boat…

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…

A Crochet Weekend

I have been slightly quieter than usual because I’ve been in knitwear design mode for an early March deadline.  All is ticking along well and I’m enjoying it, but as ever, when working on creative solo projects, it is lovely to have a bit of an escape.  So just a quick one from me this…