…of the inner workings of a componium – a programmable music box – and its intersections with the grid-base medium of knit.
…of music boxes, knitting patterns, and seven more days to go until the first Yarnadelic Remixes 0.1 pattern is released!
If you subscribe to my newsletter then you will have heard last night that The KNITSONIK System: self-paced edition is now open for enrolments in the KNITSONIK School. Formerly known as Quotidian Colourwork, this is my flagship course that brings to life the process of translating everyday inspirations into stranded colourwork. You’ll learn how to […]
Have you done my KNITSONIK Bullet Journaling Course? It is a course that shows you how to organise everything in your life in a dot-grid journal in a way that works for you, that is just for you, that feeds your creativity, that keeps all your important things in one place and – very importantly […]
Remember the Yarnadelic Remixes 0.1 project mentioned a few posts back? Today I want to announce the amazing commission produced by the artist Lorna Hamilton-Brown as part of this project. Lorna’s new work – Woman Blue – Elevate – is a powerful creative response to our work with punch-cards for music-boxes, and to our research […]
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 […]
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 […]
Greetings, Comrades! I’m just popping in to tell you about a video podcast put together by my friend Linda of The Slow Wardrobe (formerly Tall Yarns ‘n Tales). As long-term readers may know, I am a HUGE fan of the wonderful workwear produced by Linda and Andrea. I often use their Layercake range of pinnies, […]
Greetings, Comrades! Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post, the video I’ve been working on most recently is now available to view on YouTube. It documents the process and outcomes of the Magnolia-themed #knitsonikmittsalong that took place this spring. In the video you can expect to see my gurning face and wildly gesticulating hands, loads […]