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Beasts, Birds and Creatures

Free Chrismouse Pattern: Toerag the Tube Mouse from Stitch London

Posted by on 24 Dec, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Behind the Handmade, Book Stuff, Free patterns, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, London, Mice, My Knits, Stitch London | 2 comments

Free Chrismouse Pattern: Toerag the Tube Mouse from Stitch London

I’ve teamed up with the fantabulous folks at Craft to release one of the patterns from the shiny Stitch London book into the wild.

You’ll have to keep quiet or I’m not sure he’ll come out. Ready? Shhhh. Meet Toerag the Tube Mouse…

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Free pattern: Stitched Slake Moth + Plarchie meets China Mieville

Posted by on 16 Dec, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Events, Fantabulous Crafty People, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, London, My Knits, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Random Knits, Squid | 0 comments

Free pattern: Stitched Slake Moth + Plarchie meets China Mieville

Slake Moths, from China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station, feed on people’s dreams, they excrete nightmare-making invisible poo, and they leave their victims behind as drooling hunks of human vegetable.

So what would make a more perfect tribute to Mr Mieville’s monsters than to immortalise them in lovely squishy yarn, I ask you?

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Plarchie the Knitted Squid to Party with China Miéville

Posted by on 7 Dec, 2011 in Events, Knit the City, Knitting, London, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Random Knits, Squid | 1 comment

Plarchie the Knitted Squid to Party with China Miéville

It was only a matter of time before it happened: China Miéville, world famous fantasy fiction writer with a soft spot for giant squid, and Plarchie, the most infamous crafty Kraken ever knitted, in the same place at the same time. What manner of madness will be unleashed when these two steampunk giants collide?

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Plucky the Protest Mouse vs The Fat Cats

Posted by on 26 Oct, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting, London, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, People, Protest Mice, Solo Graffiti | 13 comments

Plucky the Protest Mouse vs The Fat Cats

Sometimes you have to make a stand. Even when you’re less than 10cm tall and a handknitted mouse. Maybe especially when you’re 10cm tall and a handknitted mouse. You may only be one teeny tiny squeak but maybe if you squeak up when things are unjust then someone will hear you and stand with you. And if enough of you are standing then you might start changing things for the better. This is the tale of one little Protest Mouse who stood up and squeaked. Why a Protest Mouse was born...

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Knits on Titchmarsh (or Plarchie meets Daytime TV)

Posted by on 24 Oct, 2011 in Book Stuff, Knitting, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Squid, Stitch London | 11 comments

Knits on Titchmarsh (or Plarchie meets Daytime TV)

The Alan Titchmarsh Show on October 6th was all about knitting. Hence calling on the so-called ‘Banksies of knitting’ (according to Alan’s pre-amble) myself and the good Perri Lewis. And they didn’t just want us.

Oh no, they wanted the knits too…

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Behind the handmade: Cooey the Pigeon (with competition)

Posted by on 28 Sep, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Book Stuff, Competitions, Cooey the Pigeon, Craft with Cooey, Knitting, My Knits, Stitch London, Stitch London Knits | 0 comments

Behind the handmade: Cooey the Pigeon (with competition)

“Who’s that pecking your left lunch? Cooey the Pigeon! Who sits and coos on Churchill’s hunch? Cooey the Pigeon! Who braves the hawk in old Traf Square? Cooey the Pigeon! Who just dropped whitewash in your hair? Cooey the Pigeon!” Traditional Cooey the Pigeon song, circa. 2011 ——————- Yes folks, it’s Cooey the Pigeon. London’s most lovely woolly winged bird of the people and star of the Stitch London book. Some call her...

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