My handmade Matt Smith as the bow-tied Doctor Who, a couple of familiar fibre-based friends, a woolly TARDIS and a squishy little dalek, and a Story Tree leaf with a Time Lord twistread more
It takes about three seconds for your legs to feel like they’re about to freeze and snap off when you’re swimming off the coast of Norway in October no matter how sunny the blue blue sky above your head is. I know this because yesterday I did just that and went back in again one more time to make sure. Falling into Norway is like wandering into the story book world where all the fairy tales you heard when you were too small to rely on other people’s ideas of things were set. Tall pines cluster on sloping road sides...read more
Celebrating the 4th of July with fibre-based fireworks I’m having a little party and you’re all invited. Meet the Stitch New York knits!
Stitch New York’s little big city knits will be strutting their stitched stuff at the Royal Fesitval Hall on Thursday 4th of July.
Join the sneaky stitching graffiti knitter Deadly Knitshade on Friday June 21st at 8pm for a yarnstorming alien invasion of the London Overground.read more
Yarnstorms tend to be quite quiet things. Lurking there all woolly and colourful but not really saying much to the ears. Why are the ears not included in the woolly love, I ask you? It’s a tragedy that must be fixed!read more
When the knitphone rang and the Greater London Authority asked me to show some trees a little woolly love for London Tree Week, part of the Mayor’s RE:LEAF initiative, how could I refuse?read more
Want a purled pigeon to call your own? You can win the knitted pigeon of your dreams! WOO HOO!
And it’s all in aid of Red Nose Day and the infamous #twittermillions. Join us!read more
How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Six – cooking, kittens, fair trade fun and escape to Jakarta. Featuring Come Dine with Me revamped for Indonesia, a small ginger kitten, how buying fair trade can save the world, a mad dash into Jakarta for lovely, lovely fabric, shells wearing googly eyes, and a final goodbye.read more
Part five of my video diary of the trip. How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Five – Early mornings, markets and cat poo coffee.
Featuring some very tired people, one of the most impressive markets ever, a conversation with a street dog, and coffee made from cat poo. Yes really.read more
Part four of my video diary of the trip to Indonesia with Save the Children. How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Four – Babies, Bieber, lollipops and lovely crafters.
Featuring even more cute kiddies, a vague reference to Justin Bieber that I am putting in to get traffic, lollipops and a load of lovely craft folks. I also chuck in a short lesson on how to speak Indonesian. Kind of.read more