Knitwear Finishing Techniques workshop at Hope & Elvis

Knitwear Finishing Techniques workshop

Learn knitwear finishing techniques in 2020 Make your hand-knits look handmade, not homemade I’m teaching my popular Knitwear Finishing Techniques workshop at the Being Knitterly Studio in February 2020. Let me tell you a bit about it. Why should you come to the Knitwear Finishing Techniques workshop? You might have knitted a garment and it didn’t […]

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Textiles display from the Arts Degree show, Loughborough University

Loughborough University Arts Degree Show 2019

Arts Degree Show 2019 Recently I visited the Arts Degree Show at Loughborough University. Students learn both traditional hand processes and digital technologies during the Textiles: Innovation and Design degree at Loughborough University. The degree show gives the final year students an opportunity to display the best of their work for public view. Students follow one […]

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Faraday scarf by Nicki Merrall published in The Knitter magazine

Faraday scarf

Faraday scarf by Nicki Merrall New knitting pattern published by The Knitter magazine The Knitter magazine has just published the pattern for my latest design, Faraday, a unisex scarf. Inspiration for Faraday I had the idea for Faraday a few years ago during an early morning creativity session resulting from insomnia. I was playing around […]

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Being Knitterly newsletter and GDPR

The Being Knitterly newsletter and GDPR

GDPR and newsletters The new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Its aim is to protect everyone’s personal data from misuse. Have you have ever received mailshots or emails from a company after buying something from them? That’s a very simple example of misuse of your personal data. And you […]

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BBC Radio Leicester interview: not quite 15 minutes of fame!

BBC Radio Leicester interview

Radio calling Last week I answered a phone call from James Carpenter at BBC Radio Leicester. He asked me if I’d like to be interviewed live on his program. And of course, I said yes! James explained that his daughter was learning to knit, and a male colleague was very keen on knitting scarves, so […]

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Colour creative knitting workshop: learn how to choose yarn to create a colour palette working from an inspirational image such as flowers with Nicki from Being Knitterly

Colour creative knitting workshop

Creative knitting workshop in March 2018 Colour creative knitting workshop I’m returning to The Refectory Table to teach my popular Colour creative knitting workshop.   The Refectory Table is run by Janet Currie, a creative consultant, avid gardener, maker and project manager. Janet hosts inspirational creative business courses and art workshops for small groups sat around […]

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