Snowdrops in flower

What do we mean by wellbeing?

What do we mean by wellbeing? What is wellbeing? It seems that we talk a lot about wellbeing nowadays – particularly since the pandemic started. I decided to do a little research and find out more. The World Health Organisation says that wellbeing is a keyword in their definition of health: a state of complete physical, mental […]

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Image to show that I shall be an exhibitor at WAWS 2021

Waltham Abbey Wool Show

WAWS at Home Show details Waltham Abbey Wool Show at Home takes on Sunday 17 January 2021 and I’m taking part as an exhibitor. The show opens at 9 am on your computer, tablet or mobile. 9:00–12:00 – Zoom Exhibitor Marketplace – entry £2.00 9:00–17:30 – Exhibitor Facebook Lives 13:00–14:00 – Zoom Designer Q&A – entry […]

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Balls of colourful wool arranged on wooden shelves in a yarn shop in Tallinn, Estonia.

2021 dates for European yarn festivals

European yarn festivals This blog post is the annual update to my calendar of European yarn festivals (excluding the UK {England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland}). There are so many nowadays that a single blog post would be too long to be practical. If you want to know about yarn festivals in the UK then […]

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Balls of colourful wool arranged in wooden crates on Blacker Yarns stand at Wonderwool Wales fibre festivals

2021 dates for UK yarn and fibre festivals

UK yarn and fibre festivals This blog post is the annual update to my calendar of yarn and fibre festivals in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). I have included dates and venues as well as links to websites. There are so many yarn festivals nowadays that a single blog post would be […]

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Hand-knitted Fair Isle style scarf with a allover diced pattern featuring six differet motifs worked in oranges and red-browns on a deep brown background.

Colours of Autumn scarf

Colours of Autumn scarf Colours of Autumn scarf is the third design in my book, Fair Isle Knitting and Design. I designed this scarf to be suitable for knitters who wish to practise the techniques of stranding and weaving in yarn. The diced pattern is repeated both horizontally and vertically giving knitters time to memorise […]

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Hand-knitted Fair Isle style cowl with green ribs and a large all-over motif worked in purple and pinks on a white background.

Love of Lupins cowl

Love of Lupins cowl The Love of Lupins cowl is the second design in my book, Fair Isle Knitting and Design. I designed this cowl to be suitable for knitters who wish to practise the techniques of stranding and weaving-in yarn. One large motif is repeated both horizontally and vertically giving knitters time to memorise […]

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Hand-knitted Fair Isle style fingerless mittens with two peerie patterns in different pinks on a deep red-violet background.

Tesserae fingerless mittens

Tesserae fingerless mittens Tesserae fingerless mittens are the first design in my book Fair Isle Knitting and Design. I designed these fingerless mittens to be easy for knitters new to the stranded colourwork techniques used in Fair Isle knitting. The mittens are easy to knit because only a few colours and techniques are required. Three […]

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