Author Archives: vikkihaffenden

Binding the floats in fair isle machine knitting 

Find out how to work this, and many other useful and creative techniques in,  ‘Translating Between Hand and Machine Knitting’, available next year.  Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fair isle fun

Time to play now that my manuscript has gone to the publishers. 

Posted in craft, Machine knitting, Machine knitting; knitmaster;silver reed; knitting, Uncategorized, Wool | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Posted my manuscript to the publisher!

Today was a big day. I sent the final manuscript of my latest book to the publishers. When I say ‘sent’, I mean by snail mail, as there are so many images it was too unwieldy to send digitally. I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The death of my steamer

My pretty yellow Fridja garment steamer has died. It’s heating element has gone west. I decided not to buy another of this make as there were a few things that niggled me. Yes it looks cute, but that big front … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blocking knit samples for my latest book

It’s so much easier getting my samples evenly blocked since I made a blocking mat with a grid. I had an ancient foam backed mat that had a brilliant reflective, iron-proof top layer that I couldn’t use any more because … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Brighton Science Festival exhibition ‘Scratch That’, September 9th 2017

Anyone can contract scabies, and my textile research, carried out in collaboration with Brighton and Sussex Medical School, allows people to experience some of the symptoms and visual disfigurement associated with scabies. My work in the exhibition is a precursor … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Link to a Creative Guide to Machine Knitting

The link above the image will take you to my Blogger page on Creative Machine Knitting, which I will soon be migrating to WordPress. That is once I have mastered WordPress beyond the basics, and finished writing my latest knitting … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Reviews for The Knitting Book – still scoring high

Writing another book always brings on a sense of insecurity, so I spent a little time this morning browsing reviews of The Knitting Book and Knit Step by Step. On Amazon they are still scoring high, and independent reviewers have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Chapter Seven is now written

I completed the seventh chapter last night. Yippee. Photos all labelled and neatly filed with the captions. Now I have to go back and correct the earlier chapters from the proofreader copies I have received back from my generous and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Preparing for a forthcoming natural dye workshop. 

This morning I have spent a happy hour picking and scouring some fleece I harvested off bushes whilst walking beautiful around beautiful Cwm Pennant in Snowdonia.  What a delightful experience that was this summer.  The wool is not brilliant, but … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment