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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 […]

Collecting Thoughts

A microphone backlit by sunshine and light... music and CDs on shelving can be glimpsed in the corner of the shot.

I didn’t mean to disappear! But it’s been so busy there’s barely been a moment to sit down and collect my thoughts within myself, let alone on here. Yesterday I sat down with my KNITSONIK Bullet Journal and plotted out July and August, and already things feel calmer. I love seeing the pace of work […]

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 […]

More postcards from my garden

Things are quietly busy round here. Like my garden, I’ve been growing and rooting creative projects behind the scenes through winter; soon everything will be blossoming and I’ll be able to tell you all about it! In the meantime, while the fruits of the (creative projects) garden are still fattening on their vines, what I […]

Postcards from my garden

How are you and what’s the weather like there? Here it’s been gusting wind all day, and all through the night. Banging the windchime my brother made for me, blowing over my plastic greenhouse, making pots and anything not tied down or buried scutter along the ground. With the wind comes a welcome mood of […]

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 […]

Knits of 2020

With huge immediate uncertainties about the COVID pandemic and the unknown impact of BREXIT, I’m finding that time feels very strange at the moment. At the end of 2020, I felt burnt-out and dispirited, and had the unsettling simultaneous sensation of the year having dragged on and on, AND a big question around where all […]