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musings by Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly

Coral Form installation by Nicki Merrall Designs

My Transition from Scientist to Artist

It is nearly a year since I graduated with an MA in Fashion and Textiles from Nottingham Trent University.  Now, together with some of my fellow Masters graduates (Brenda Baxter and Janet Wootton) I’m installing work for an exhibition, “Transitions”, which opens tomorrow. The exhibition reflects on the transitions that occur whilst working towards an […]

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Fushia flowers

Summer Garden

We are certainly having unusual weather this year in the UK.  In January it was relatively mild, and many plants were flowering early (Spring in January?). Then winter set in and kept on going and the garden seemed to be hibernating (Snowtwig). Long overdue, leaves and flowers started to appear, then suddenly plants went into […]

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Afternoon Tea


Welcome to those who have followed Being Knitterly from its old location on blogger.  I’m hoping the new location will help me to keep up-to-date writing blog posts, and the new website will make it easier to upload information about patterns and workshops. The last few weeks have been exceptionally busy.  I’ve been finishing some new […]

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Snowtwig wearing a blue and white Fair Isle hat


Sometimes magic really does happen, especially when it snows.  Everywhere looks different covered in white.   Mysterious footprints appear; who are all these visitors you never see? One morning, after snowing all day then freezing all night, a small snowman appeared on top of a car, looking around for his friends.  “It’s a good view […]

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Primula vulgaris - primrose flowers

Spring in January?

As the years have passed, I’ve grown to look forward to the seasonal changes we experience in the UK.  I love the promise of spring, the abundance of summer and the colours of autumn.  Winter is my least favourite season, although Christmas time wouldn’t be the same without short days and cold temperatures, which give […]

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