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Translating between Hand and Machine Knitting

A pre-publication glimpse of my new book, Translating between Hand and Machine Knitting. To be published by Crowood Press in summer 2018, this book is lavishly illustrated with clear step-by-step instructions on knitting techniques, stitch structures and fabric constructions. Unlike … Continue reading

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BBC online interview

More consideration seems to be being given to the problem of sizing in clothing; a subject of my own research that is close to my heart. The BBC reported that H&M have announced they will be changing their sizing in … Continue reading

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Fair isle fun

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

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On becoming a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters

I was admitted to this company last month in an ancient ceremony at Goldsmith’s Hall in London. The Worshipful Company is one of the 108 Livery Companies of the City of London which evolved from the medieval trade Guilds which … Continue reading

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The Knitting Book

Best knitting information all in one volume is to be published on September 1st 2011. The Knitting Book, written by Vikki Haffenden and Frederika Patmore, published by Dorling Kindersley is out on 1st September. Loads of technical info and samples … Continue reading

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Worked on checking spreads/layouts for the book today, its coming along really well. Now have to catch up on my other writing.

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The V&A museum knitting pages

Just uploaded a photo of the 2008 Brighton Big Knit in of knitting on giant needles. Have a look, there are some really funny and unusual projects shown on it and you can upload your own pieces as well. http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/features/knitting/index.html

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Communicating on FB rather than writing!

Managed to fill my morning with adding photos to FB and now wish I had worked…but there were some good things. I re-lived going to In the Loop 2 conference in Shetland in September which was a wonderful experience. There … Continue reading

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