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New knitting pattern: Seed Heads collection (published by The Knitter magazine

Seed Heads Collection

New knitting patterns: the Seed Heads Collection Hat, cowl and gloves The Knitter magazine has published the patterns for the Seed Heads collection comprising a hat, cowl and gloves. Inspired by seed heads in my garden I was inspired to create the stitch pattern for this collection by the seed heads on plants growing in […]

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Hanks of yarn at yarn and fibre festivals

2018 dates for UK yarn and fibre festivals

Let’s plan a great day out If you read this blog regularly you will know that I love to use British yarn. It’s not that I think British yarn is better than yarn from elsewhere, but I think it’s important to support locally produced products and producers. Here in the UK, we are lucky to […]

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Winchester men's sweater by Nicki Merrall from Being Knitterly

Winchester sweater

New knitting pattern: Winchester sweater Winchester sweater The Knitter magazine has just published Winchester, my latest men’s sweater pattern. Inspired by Gothic architecture At Winchester Cathedral there is much stunning medieval Gothic architecture, characterised by pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and flying buttresses. Inside, the sculptural decoration is intricate and ornate. For the Winchester sweater, I’ve […]

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Hanks of yarn at yarn and fibre festivals

Fibre and Yarn Festivals 2017-2018

Let’s plan a great day out Up-to-date details of UK yarn and fibre festivals are now here. A day out to see inspirational textiles and squish beautiful yarn is good for sense of your well-being. I know I always return, exhausted, but brimming with inspiration and wanting to create things immediately. So, make yourself a hot drink in […]

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Wonderwool Wales: Mohair dyed ringlest from Crafty Goat Club.

Wonderwool Wales 2017

A sunny Wonderwool Wales! Spring is my favourite time of year; I love the Spring flowers and new leaves and (hopefully) blue skies! It’s also the time when my fibromyalgia eases and I feel able to do more without risking a flare-up. So, I’ve been looking forward to Wonderwool Wales for some time. We spent a […]

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Guinevere fingerless mittens

Guinevere Fingerless Mittens

Guinevere Fingerless Mittens My latest design, Guinevere fingerless mittens, was inspired by Arthurian tales and coastal walks. I’m imagining mythical figures galloping along windswept beaches. A maiden is on a cliff top looking out to sea, maybe searching for her lover. Below her people are foraging for seaweeds and coastal flowers. Maybe they used these plants to dye […]

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