Who’s going to Yarnporium in London, November 5-6th? I will be teaching a Fair Isle yarn and colour choice workshop that should be a lot of fun. Yarn and Colour For Fair Isle Knitting Workshop Come and explore colour and yarn choice for Fair Isle/stranded knitting. Learn my sticky vs. slippery method of choosing yarns, selecting colours, and matching gauges to… Continue reading Yarnporium Workshop: Yarn and Colour for Fair Isle Knitting
The last day of Me Made May was cold, rainy and windy, here in London: the worst weather of the whole month. Never mind, I got to wear my new Surry Hills Cardi, denim Pilvi coat and bobble scarf. How did My Me Made May Resolutions Hold Up? I wore something Me Made everyday. Even the days I was… Continue reading The End Of Me Made May 2016
This is my Third week of participating in Me Made May, and I’m having a hoot! Me Made May 16 Me Made: Tina Given’s Michelle dress in Nano Iro cotton. Store bought: jeans, shoes, favourite M&S cardigan (moth holes mended) Comments: This was my first Michelle dress. I had already altered it in the shoulders and… Continue reading Me Made May: Third Week
I wanted a bright and Springy accessory to wear with my velvet Pilvi coat. I feel that a red scarf can take this coat into winter, but a bright green or yellow makes it more suitable for Spring. I didn’t want anything too big, since I want the pattern of the coat to take centre stage. I had some… Continue reading Charm Shawl Paired With Pilvi Coat
I taught my Fair Isle class at Loop, on the weekend, and was asked to share my method for archiving my knit and design reference samples. I started doing this in college for textile technology classes. We had binders full of fabric swatches and fibre samples, where we identified the characteristics and completed burn tests. The teacher swore we… Continue reading Reference Samples: Archiving Knit and Sewing Samples
Yes, this post is called Kuler App for Knit Picking; not Cooler App or Colour App. Kuler is an Adobe app. If you already work with Photoshop or Illustrator, you may know it. The Adobe Kuler app for your phone (or Adobe Kuler for your computer) are fantastic ways to get a colour palette out of an image. The phone… Continue reading Knit Apps: Kuler App for Knit Picking
When I’m teaching Fair Isle knitting, I get asked a lot about the best way to choose colours. I have a lot to say on this subject. But, first and foremost I believe Play is essential!
My big knitting project at the moment is writing a book about highly-decorated fingerless mitts and mittens. These are my favourite things to knit and give as gifts. They are quick, easily adapted to suit the recipient, fun to pick colours for, and fun to make. I always hear from the receiver how much… Continue reading Knit Embroidery: Mittens