…of attentive slow approaches to making and living.
Greetings, I wrote to my mailing list last week and realised it might be helpful to share this information here on the blog, as well! KNITSONIK Gift Guide KNITSONIK Courses A couple of you reached out to say you wanted options for gifting The KNITSONIK System or popping it on your wishlist. I had a […]
When I was working on ideas for the Balance for Better Blanket along with the team at KDD&Co., I became especially interested in the work of Abstract American Painter, Alma Thomas. To fit the square but in-the-round format of our Square Share template, I focused on Alma Thomas’s painting, Resurrection, which was painted in 1966 […]
Lately I have been thoroughly obsessed with an amazing book which documents “Game of Forms” – the last large project of pioneering Romanian artist, Geta Brătescu. In “Game of Forms” Geta cuts out shapes – “drawing with scissors” – and then arranges these shapes in different configurations, producing artworks in series. Geta’s productive play reveals […]
Hello! If you follow me on Instagram you may know that last weekend I was at Vogue Knitting Live Intensive, held in Austin, Texas. I did two classes while there and thought you might like to hear about them. The first was Dive Into Dipped Stitches with Jeanette Sloan. If you know Jeanette’s work as […]
Julia Farwell Clay has written a blog post called Listening for the Voices You Can’t Hear. In it, she speaks about diversity, inclusion and race and representation in the world of knitting. She reflects on what we privileged white ladies of knitting can do about the fact that our industry, at its top levels, is […]
Just popping in to tell you about an event next weekend in Reading that’s being organised by one of our town’s amazing community leaders; Dee, AKA Doris Allimadi. I first learned about Dee when I came across an article about how she had been distributing food parcels to homeless people here. I later discovered she’d […]
Today, the 11th August, 2017, marks the 44th anniversary of the birth of hip hop. 44 years ago DJ Kool Herc was playing records at a party in the recreation room at Sedgwick Avenue, when he introduced the musical innovations that ultimately produced and defined this legendary musical genre. From Wikipedia – DJ Kool Herc […]