Brightlingsea is Born!

closeup of James wearing the Brightlingsea scarf over jeans and t-shirt

The KNITSONIK & Friends Colour to Knit Club officially opened up today – shout out to the members! – I’m really excited to share the first project with everyone who has signed up. Brightlingsea by Patricia Kimmitt (JudithJayne Design) is a lovely bold design in which the special memories of a place are celebrated with […]

Shirley Anstis at Vogue Knitting Live

pen and knitting and crochet tools, also yarn, pictured on a hand-written page of text

I’m really excited that, as part of their virtual May event, Vogue Knitting Live are debuting a new kind of creative class – one intended to support mental health through therapeutic writing. The new class is called “Using Therapeutic Writing to Tell Your Crafting Stories” and is led by counsellor and writer Shirley Anstis, who […]

Postcards from the Bristol Channel

massive beady-eyed hen peering from bright yellow wall, above takeaway shop and behind a bright red cafe

Last weekend to escape our domestic disorder, we bunked off to the Bristol Channel. Our travels began in Weston-super-Mare where we found wide open beaches, mud flats, and a glorious sense of space. We admired the Grand Pier… …and its alluring cousin, Birnbeck Pier. We also found much beautiful art in Weston-super-Mare. For example these […]

Postcards from 2021

Alma Thomas inspired watercolours - red brushmarks on a blue ground, painted during an online art class with Scarlett

Happy New Year! I’ve been enjoying the quiet days between Christmas Day and New Year, and using this slowed-down in-between time to think about the year that’s been, and the one to come. I thought it would be fun to turn one photo from each month into a postcard. Dear January – we have made […]

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’s 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 […]