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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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Introducing Little knitted Nel (and how you can win her!)

Posted by on 23 Nov, 2011 in Charity knits, Competitions, Knitting, London, My Knits, Random Knits | 6 comments

Introducing Little knitted Nel (and how you can win her!)

I don’t make comics but I love them. In fact I love them so much that I share a studio with three fabulous comic creators (one of whom is my lovely boyfriend). So when all three of them took part in creating one of the most fabulous graphic novels the world has ever laid eyeballs on I was incredibly proud to watch it all happen. Nelson is a graphic novel created by a herd of British comics’ brightest stars. It tells the story of the main character, Nel Baker, from birth to the...

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Free Pattern: Blinkin’ Bookworm

Posted by on 9 Sep, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Book Stuff, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 2 comments

Free Pattern: Blinkin’ Bookworm

To celebrate the release of my two ever-so-shiny book I’m releasing this free Blinkin’ Bookworm pattern into the wild just for you.

Knit him up and leave him somewhere bookish, whether its on your own bookshelf, munching through manuscripts at your local library or nibbling novels at your favourite book shop.

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Manic Mars Martians Knitting Pattern

Posted by on 30 Jun, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 2 comments

Manic Mars Martians Knitting Pattern

The life of a Manic Mars Martian is exhausting. They spend their days crazily rushing about making Mars Marmalade from mysterious Mars Mandarins for their tea and zipping behind rocks to hide from the prying eyes of nosy human telescopes spying for signs of life on Mars. The Martians are quite happy being left to glug down their Marmalade Tea is peace, thank you very much! On a special expedition these Mars Martians dropped into London’s Science Museum to visit Stitch London’s Stitched Science...

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Stitched Solar System Insanity

Posted by on 22 Jun, 2011 in Museums, My Knits, Random Knits, Solo Graffiti | 2 comments

Stitched Solar System Insanity

For some reason back at the start of the year I promised London’s Science Museum that I would make them a handmade Stitched Solar System (and added that it would be the biggest in the world). Famous last words and a surefire path to RSI. With the help of some hard-knitting Stitch Londoners (to be named when the whole thing is done), my twin sister, Nehtheknits (who never knits) and Mr Sheepsketcher (another non-knitter) I have very nearly done it. Will it actually take its place in the...

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