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 […]

How a Postcard becomes a Project…

a componium punch-card roll pictured beside the edge of some handknitted fabric

Three years ago I released the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Playbook, one chapter of which details the superlative #KnittedCorrespondence adventures of my friends Muriel Pensivy (France) and Yumi Shimada (Japan). For #KnittedCorrespondence, Muriel and Yumi took the basic concept of celebrating daily life in stranded colourwork and evolved it into something gorgeous, social and ongoing. Working […]

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 […]

Happy IWD!

Hello everyone and Happy International Women’s Day. Last year I marked this date in sound by releasing a SONIK mix to accompany the Balance for Better Blanket. The Balance for Better Blanket was produced in collaboration with the team at KDD&Co. and celebrates the lives, work, skills and contributions of 30 women. My mix provides […]

Knit Loud by Labistrake

If you’ve been following KNITSONIK for a while, you’ll know how much I love the times when the KNIT and the SONIK come together. Today I’m thinking about two such lovely times, and I want to share them with you. First, and most importantly, my dear friend Muriel AKA Labistrake has published her first pattern […]

A profusion of glorious music

Something I’ve wanted to write about since I started editing my first online course, is the amazing music which I’ve used throughout the videos, all of which was created by one prolific, thoughtful and inventive musician: Rrrrrose (formerly Monplaisir)/Loyalty Freak Music. If you’ve ever listened to any of my podcasts you’ll know I approach the […]

Wild & Woolly Knit 15

Do you remember the Balance for Better Blanket project on which I collaborated with the amazing team at KDD & Co. last year? It was formally recognised by International Women’s Day as an example of best practice, and it’s one of my favourite projects to date because it speaks to friendship; collaboration; creativity; stranded colourwork; […]

KNITSONIK MIXTAPE #7: SONIK Balance For Better Blanket

This year in celebration of International Women’s Day, I decided to work on a SONIK accompaniment to the Balance for Better Blanket on which I collaborated last year with my amazing friends at KDD & Co. The result is a rather long and dense audio mix which blends readings of texts written by the women […]

A square for Wendy Carlos

A few weeks ago, my friend Kate and I shared the Square Share/Balance for Better Blanket project on which we worked earlier this year, together with all at team KDD&Co., to mark International Women’s Day, 2019. The blanket has been officially recognised as an example of best practice and I feel incredibly honoured to have […]