Geta Brătescu – A Game of Forms

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 […]

Classes at Vogue Knitting Live, Austin, Texas

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 […]

Listening for Change: on #diversknitty

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 […]

LOVE READING

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 […]

Celebrating 44 years of hip hop

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 […]