One question that I am often asked is what knitting machine somebody should buy if they are thinking of learning. So below is a handy list of considerations before you invest.Read More
Both of my parents were teachers - and it made me fairly convinced that I never wanted to become one myself! However, here I am, running regular workshops and “teaching’ people to machine knit.Read More
warm toes, warmer heart! What better way to woo your Valentine than with a matching pair of his ’n’ hers socks (or his/his, her/her). Normally the socks are £36 each but buy a special gift set wrapped up together for just £62 and save £10.Read More
Knitting with yarn from the Calder Valley
Now that Christmas is fading away and 2019 is in full swing, I have been able to get back into the creative design process a bit more. And I’m really excited about the first two projects I have lined up and wanted to share a little background and work in progress.
Back in late 2017 I started working with two farmers who had their own Ryeland sheep. One of the ladies was a partner in a commercial farm and already used their fleeces to spin and sell natural Ryeland yarn through her own website. The other lady had a smaller flock that she cared for personally and was looking at sustainable ways to use the fleeces rather than binning them. The thing that really grabbed my interest with both of these was the fact that the sheep were reared less than 10 miles from my studio.Read More
Lots of people mistakenly assume you can't wash our garments. Maybe they've had washing machine disasters before?!Read More