My talented brother Fergus has sent through his photos from the KNITSONIK book launch party and I thought you might like to see them!
Friday 20th April was a really hot and sunny day and the light in the evening at South Street Arts Centre was gorgeous.
We had fruitcakes featuring printed icing in the same design as the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Playbook…
…and the Playbook Colouring Companion (thanks for baking this one, Mum!)
My brothers Ferg and Thad organised a special selfie area set up with the Tarmac Tuesdays bunting strung up for photos…
…Coranda – who co-invented Tarmac Tuesdays – came up from Bristol to celebrate the book launch…
…And Vivienne came from Hungerford. (Her photos inspired several of the Tarmac Tuesdays bunting flags.)
I was really touched that so many members of my family were there.
My mum, Aunty Gill and honorary Aunty Sue all helped out loads with catering, setting up and managing the party food and packing up everything at the end. THANK YOU!
Many folks who couldn’t make it in person were present in your knitting, because the infamous KNITSONIK Wedding Bunting was out in full force.
It was really wonderful to celebrate the launch of my new books with old friends…
…and with some of the friends who made the book happen (big up yourself, amazing Nic x).
I was thrilled that Sarah and Jonathan of Purlescence were able to come, as well as comrades from my local knitting group: Sticks ‘n’ Strings, and the wonderful Berkshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. My local Labour councillor also came – Sophia
Thank you all for coming. All my books are completely inspired by, and full of photos of, my town. It was really special to do something here and to celebrate the link between where I live and what I knit, surrounded by some of my favourite people. I appreciate you!
To those of you who couldn’t make it but wanted to be there, thanks for joining us in spirit!
YOURS IN PARTIES AND JOY XXX