A Peek Inside The Vintage Shetland Project – A Treasure Hunt

As I enter the final stages of putting The Vintage Shetland Project together, I’m very excited to now begin to share a little more about what you are going to find in the book.  So today, without hopefully revealing too … Continued

My Shetland Adventure Continues

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The last few weeks have been incredibly busy.  I’ve recently returned from a trip to Shetland and the beautiful island of Vaila, where I was working on further research and photoshoots for the Vintage Shetland Project book. We had originally … Continued

A Glimpse Inside The Vintage Shetland Project

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As many of you know, I’m currently working hard on bringing together my research, patterns, photography and history for The Vintage Shetland Project.  This very special book is based on garments held in the collection at the Shetland Archives.  I’ve … Continued

Diamonds Are Forever and It Cannot Fail to Please Released as Single Patterns

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I’m really pleased to announce that, due to demand, I have released Diamonds Are Forever and It Cannot Fail to Please as single PDF patterns. Diamonds are Forever is knitted in the round from the bottom up and features a … Continued

Lithuanian Knitting and how Knitting brings the Past into the Present

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I’m very excited about the forthcoming publication from the extremely talented Donna Druchunas and equally talented co-author, June Hall. Lithuanian Knitting Continuing Traditions promises to introduce us to Lithuanian knitting techniques and traditions as well as introduce us to the … Continued

From Chanel to Westwood – knitwear exhibition

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I recently visited the Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey, London to view the Chanel to Westwood knitwear exhibition. I had been desperate to see the exhibition and finally managed it just a few days before it closed. I thoroughly … Continued

The 1930s: The Decade Between

When I posted The Bright Young Things, I always thought I’d want to write about what came after the Roaring Twenties. We humans like to think of decades as clearly defining cultural or political phenomena, but real life is rarely … Continued

Alconleigh – from the Knits for a Cold Climate collection

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Folowing on from her incredibly popular design, Clemmie, Tess Young has created Alconleigh for the Knits for a Cold Climate collection. Following on the heels of Nancy, Asthall and Noblesse Oblige the collection is really coming together and there are … Continued

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