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The richly-patterned world of Sarina Mantle

I am so happy to have found the work of the artist Sarina Mantle and have spent quite a lot of time colouring illustrations from her amazing book, Women + Patterns + Plants, in recent weeks. Her drawings offer a … Continue reading

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THE JOY OF DOTS: KAL winners announced!

I’ve enjoyed thinking about how DOTS can inspire us creatively for the last few posts on here… however, of course the *best* dots are the ones knitted by you. The POLKAMANIA! is a fairly big knitting commitment – it’s a … Continue reading

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DOT PRIZE #3: THE CALMNESS OF DOTS

Concluding our dot-themed prize tour, I wanted to write about the wonderful use of calming blues throughout one of my favourite dot-themed publications: Making #3: Dots. I have particularly happy associations with this magazine because I initially spotted it (haha!) … Continue reading

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IN DOT SPACE: African Wax Print Dots

Hello, As promised yesterday, I’m back to talk to you about being IN DOT SPACE and the glorious visual effects that can be produced by endlessly repeating dots in different colours and sizes. One of the prizes in this category … Continue reading

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The last day of the POLKAMANIA! KAL…

As you’ll know if you’ve been following for a while, there has been a POLKAMANIA! KAL going on in the KNITSONIK Ravelry group over these past couple of months; for those of you who have been participating, today is the … Continue reading

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Let’s Cast On Together!

Thank you all so much for your wonderful, thoughtful comments on my last post; I really loved reading your comments and hearing your thoughts on what you like about Knit-A-Longs… …Themes of friendship, community and shared endeavour cropped up several … Continue reading

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POLKAMANIA! Pattern Launch

Polkamania! is back from the tech-editing desk of my friend Rachel Atkinson and will be going on sale tomorrow in my Ravelry store. I’ve had a really productive time learning how to lay out this pattern in InDesign and the … Continue reading

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Listening for Change: on #diversknitty

Julia Farwell Clay has written a blog post called Listening for the Voices You Can’t Hear. In it, she speaks about diversity, inclusion and race and representation in the world of knitting. She reflects on what we privileged white ladies … Continue reading

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