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Learning to Spin & BIG Knitting @ Malcfest

September 10, 2012


I’m going to make so much yarn!!!!!!! This was a really fun part of Malcfest for me! I got to learn how to card the fleece into lovely workable pieces to then spin into yarn. Here are a few photos from the day and my contribution to some BIG knitting.

Super Deadline… Its going to be one of those weeks…

September 3, 2012


“Who theflaming hell is at the wheel? ” … This week its me.  I am driving, in fact thundering forward. Here are some quick close ups of something new I’ve been working on. Upcycling in one of its messiest forms!

Beading progression!

August 11, 2012


Another of the techniques and crafts I’ve been experimenting with recently is Beading! I’ve got many broken necklace and bits of jewellery collected, so I’m using them to test samples. I’ve been googling images and found many websites, blogs and you tube videos useful, some of which I’ve posted below the slide show… One very inspirational […]

A perfect match!

August 10, 2012


Colour matching & testing with Malabrigo Yarn for garment I’ve had a piece of 2×2 rib machine knitting laying around for ages. Finally after finding this yarn on my visit to Uruguay, I discovered some yarn from a company called Malabrigo (  &  @MalabrigoBuzz ) A perfect match! Using a simple texture, I’m going […]

Just some beading I’ve been doing…

July 25, 2012


I had a bracelet which broke and so I decided to copy the design but make it wider. This is the first part of a large sample I’m going to make 🙂

Rolling Repeats

May 18, 2012


Its been a while since I played with some patterns. Here is a repeat which toned into a print and then a  knitted textile design. Next step is to enlarge it and see what happens…

Knitwear Design for *?*!*?*!*

March 9, 2012


So toward the end of Feb, I produced a whole hand knitted garment for a company who were launching their first collection. Here are some sneak peaks… Oh and it was also my FIRST properly paid job. So snap-cup for me!