Cheers!

Glasses, mitts and beverages joining together in a hearty CHEERS!

Hello! Today I want to tell you all about Cheers! – the second design in the KNITSONIK & Friends: Colour to Knit eBook (publishing online in the KNITSONIK shop on August 1st, 2022). Cheers! by Nolwenn Pensivy is a glorious ode to variegated yarn, stranded colourwork and beverages of choice: what is not to love? […]

Home from the Mill Open Weekend

Massive shout out to everyone at John Arbon Textiles for putting together a brilliant Mill Open Weekend last weekend: it was a real treat to be involved and to see so many friends after so long. The marketplace was just the right size where you can find moments to chat, and where there’s enough space […]

Mudeford Sandbank meets Brightlingsea

Greetings from three weeks into the KNITSONIK & Friends Colour to Knit Club! Today I’ve been editing the recording of our second Zoom session and I’m feeling thoroughly inspired. In the enthusiasm of working on the eBook and seeing what everyone else is making, I’ve been happily making my own version of our first club […]

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 […]