London Tree Week: The Fluffy Forest Four

London Tree Week: The Fluffy Forest Four

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?

Being a piece of the Craftivist Jigsaw: how craft can help change the world for the better

Being a piece of the Craftivist Jigsaw: how craft can help change the world for the better

Can one tiny stitch change the world? Join me and the rest of the craft community in the Craftivist Jigsaw Project, and find out how you can use your crafty kung fu to be a world changer. Go on.

Going Guerrilla Gardening: the discovery of Amelia Bearheart

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.

Monster ArtBox update: When Muncher met Plarchie

Monster ArtBox update: When Muncher met Plarchie

Day 24 on the Trafalgar Square roundabout: a pirate tattoo, a meeting between two giant knitted brothers, and Plarchie the giant squid gets taunted by the world’s bravest child.

Monster ArtBox update Day 21: Muncher gets a tattoo

Monster ArtBox update Day 21: Muncher gets a tattoo

Muncher the Monster has been on the Trafalgar Square Roundabout for 23 days. He braves a milkshake spill, the hugs of the passing hordes, and gets an unexpected tattoo and requires a bit of stitched surgery.

All in a day’s work for London’s handmade monster.

Monster ArtBox Update Day 3: Please look after this monster

Monster ArtBox Update Day 3: Please look after this monster

Day three of Muncher the BT Artbox Monster living on the Trafalgar Square Roundabout. I’m called to in bring handmade monster first aid. But how on earth do we convince London to look after him?

BT Artbox: Dial M for Monster is released into London

BT Artbox: Dial M for Monster is released into London

I joined the ranks of 86 BT Artbox artists to make my very own arty telephone box. Woo hoo!

Ladies, gents and tiny people, may I introduce to you my BT Artbox, Dial M for Monster! You can call him Muncher.

Graffiti yarnstorm: Weekend of the Woolly Wildflowers

Graffiti yarnstorm: Weekend of the Woolly Wildflowers

Zuts alors! What do you get if you mix one yarnstorming graffiti knitter, one pile of insanely coloured yarn and the biggest comics festival in Europe? You get the Weekend of the Woolly Wildflowers!

Plucky the Protest Mouse vs The Fat Cats

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. […]

Augsburg: setting free the Stitched Schmetterling

Augsburg: setting free the Stitched Schmetterling

Still with me? In the story so far I’m still in Augsburg and have spent six days making art in a giant city-centre fish tank. Missed it? Read previous days here and come back. I’ll wait… So spending so much time in a big glass fish tank makes a girl long for fresh air. Lucky […]