KNITSONIK Holiday Shipping Dates

Hello, Today I want to give you all a heads-up about holiday closures at shop.knitsonik.com and to manage your expectations around festive holiday shipping. As many of you will know, KNITSONIK LTD. is a one-disabled-woman operation, which means that if you buy anything from my online shop, it is me who sends it out to […]

Woman Blue – Elevate

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‚Äôs new work – Woman Blue – Elevate – is a powerful creative response to our work with punch-cards for music-boxes, and to our research […]

Why Brickwork

closeup of the Think Like An Artist cowl featuring zigzag patterns inspired by Reading's brickwork

There’s a feeling of calm following what has been a busy time completing work on my Knit Stars 6 Masterclass Handout. It ended up pretty much being a book. What can I say? By the time you write introductory text plus short biographies for twelve artists, then add twelve charts in black and white and […]

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 […]

COVID-19 diaries

Last week Mark started to feel rough – temperature, coughing, sleepy, upset tummy, lack of taste etc. – and on Saturday, I joined in with mostly coughing and feeling bunged up, groggy and really, really tired. Also I noticed that my customary fortifying stove-top espresso tasted of nothing. On Saturday the PCR test Mark had […]

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 […]

Support Yarn + Stitch

Team Yarningham - from left to right, Venetia Headlam, Helen Winnicott, Sara Fowles and Lilith Winnicottleft to right:

Today I want to talk to you about an exciting Kickstarter campaign launched by the creators of Yarningham who are, from left to right in this picture, Venetia Headlam, Helen Winnicott, Sara Fowles and Lilith Winnicott. Yarningham is the UK’s only Black-led fibre festival, and the team behind this event are raising funds to produce […]

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 […]