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Handmade Melody: Cultural Hijack takes over the city

Posted by on 25 May, 2013 in Blog, Crafty collaborations, Fantabulous Crafty People, My Graffiti Knitting, With Blightea | 1 comment

Handmade Melody: Cultural Hijack takes over the city

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!

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How to be a Handmade Hero Part 2: No sleep till Beneh Meriah

Posted by on 12 Nov, 2012 in Craftivist Jigsaw Project, Fantabulous Crafty People, Indonesia, Mice, Travel | 3 comments

The second thrilling instalment of my Indonesia trip with Save the Children and three Craft Stars for the Craftivist Jigsaw Project. We travel to deepest Bener Meriah, come hell or rather too high water.

Also features more stuff on a bike than you can possibly imagine, more people in a pick-up truck then is healthy, and Hilary ‘Craftblog UK’ Pullen eating weird roadside fruit.

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Going Guerrilla Gardening: the discovery of Amelia Bearheart

Posted by on 22 Aug, 2012 in Blog, Fantabulous Crafty People, Guerrilla Gardening, London, Other People's Street Art, Solo Graffiti | 0 comments

Going Guerrilla Gardening: the discovery of Amelia Bearheart

In the heart of London grows a lovely field of guerrilla gardening lavender. After wondering about the green and leafy guerrilla gardening world for so long it was high time I joined the guerrilla gardening crew and got my hands dirty.

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Meet the Knits: London Steampunk meets Stitch London

Posted by on 7 Apr, 2012 in Book Stuff, Events, Fantabulous Crafty People, Knit the City, Knitting, London, My Knits, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Stitch London, Stitch London Knits | 2 comments

Meet the Knits: London Steampunk meets Stitch London

Join me, steampunk scribbler extraordinaire Gail Carriger, Plarchie the squid, Cooey the Pigeon (armed with her very own tiny and lethal parasol) for an evening of steampunky book signing and giant squid.

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VIVA LA FREE KNITTERS REVOLUTION!

Posted by on 19 Feb, 2012 in Blog, Competitions, Events, Fantabulous Crafty People, Knitting, Knitting Patterns | 10 comments

VIVA LA FREE KNITTERS REVOLUTION!

When I cast on a scarf in eye-gouging neon yarn at 6.10 on live BBC Breakfast TV I had absolutely no idea that those few garish stitches would be the start of a knitting revolution. But it seems the Scarf of Doom has become a symbol for Knitters’ Freedom.

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Free pattern: BBC Scarfgate or Knitting the Scarf of Doom

Posted by on 17 Feb, 2012 in Blog, Cooey the Pigeon, Fantabulous Crafty People, London, Video | 44 comments

Free pattern: BBC Scarfgate or Knitting the Scarf of Doom

Once upon a time there was a blue-haired knitter who was asked to go on BBC News to talk about knitting. EEK! A story of bright yarn, snarky beasts and happiness.

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