Limitations

Componium punch-card with the light filtering through the punched-notes (holes) and lots of grid space where there are no holes.

One of many things which makes listening to music so beautiful is space around the notes. The rests, the pauses, the silence, in which pitches and rhythms sound, hang, resonate. On our punch-cards for our componiums, such space shows up as unpunched card, and you get loads of areas where nothing happens. Against the gridded […]

Yarnadelic Remixes 0.1

Yarnadelic yarns, arranged from left to right, reds and purples through orange, neutral, undyed, green and blue... they are wound in skeins with their label (designed by a record-label designer) and photographed on a bench against the duck-egg blue colour of the factory floor.

Here at KNITSONIK the project on which I’m working with Muriel continues. I’m pattern-formatting, video-editing, copy-writing and working on our mixes, and our fabulous and incredibly helpful test-knitters (you know who you are <3) are trialling our ideas and giving us feedback. Today I thought I’d pop in to share a little more about the […]

Collecting Thoughts

A microphone backlit by sunshine and light... music and CDs on shelving can be glimpsed in the corner of the shot.

I didn’t mean to disappear! But it’s been so busy there’s barely been a moment to sit down and collect my thoughts within myself, let alone on here. Yesterday I sat down with my KNITSONIK Bullet Journal and plotted out July and August, and already things feel calmer. I love seeing the pace of work […]

Wheesht by Kate Davies

If you subscribe to my newsletter you’ll know I’ve been rediscovering my love of books over the Winter, and that I’ll be sharing some of my favourites here in coming days. Today I want to talk about Wheesht by my friend Kate Davies of KDD&Co. First published in December 2019, Wheesht has recently been reprinted […]

More postcards from my garden

Things are quietly busy round here. Like my garden, I’ve been growing and rooting creative projects behind the scenes through winter; soon everything will be blossoming and I’ll be able to tell you all about it! In the meantime, while the fruits of the (creative projects) garden are still fattening on their vines, what I […]

Postcards from my garden

How are you and what’s the weather like there? Here it’s been gusting wind all day, and all through the night. Banging the windchime my brother made for me, blowing over my plastic greenhouse, making pots and anything not tied down or buried scutter along the ground. With the wind comes a welcome mood of […]

Alma Thomas

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 […]

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 […]