Summer Twined Knitting


My Twined knitted socks are coming in very useful in the Swedish summer evenings. These are a grey version of my Ulla Socks, knitted of course in lovely Ullcentrum 2 thread yarn. As I have said before — you just can’t beat a pair of Twined woolly socks!

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imageThere won’t be any posts for a while, as I am in Scandinavia having a holiday, researching and knitting…

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Simply Crochet

zig-zag-throwButterflieswilbur-whalebeach-bagIf you ever find yourself in a bit of a creative rut — and especially a crochet rut — then  look no further than the latest edition of Simply Crochet (issue 19), as there is an article to inspire you.
Several crochet designers, including myself, offer some words of encouragement on how to work around this particularly frustrating problem.

Here is a link to my Kids Learn to Crochet if you want to re-visit — or learn for the first time — the very basics of crochet, and Crochet Designs for Girls and Boys for some inspiring projects!

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Twined Knitting

sock-largeDespite the fantastic hot sunny weather during the day, it is still chilly enough in the evenings to want to wear a pair of woolly socks — and you can’t beat a pair of twined woolly socks for comfort.

Twined knitting is uniquely firm and durable and if you use a great wool yarn such as Ullcentrum’s pure wool,  you are on to a winning combination.

I’ve been wearing my Ulla socks (from Northern Knits) a lot lately — even outside…

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Designing for the Everyday

Ascher-Scarf-imageSt-Judes-exhibitionDesigning for the Everyday: from Bloomsbury and Ravilious to the present day is a new exhibition at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne.
It opened with a discussion with three of the St Jude’s Artists who are featured in the exhibition — Angie Lewin, Mark Hearld and Ed Kluz.
There are some nice Omega Workshop pieces to see and some wonderful Ascher scarfs — including the Barbara Hepworth artists square ‘Landscape Sculpture’ 1947 (photo above).
It runs until the 31st August — and is free!

Matisse-Cut-Out-imageUnlike the Matisse Cut — Outs at the Tate Modern which costs a hefty £18.00 to get in — but it is a lovely exhibition and the scale of some of the pieces and the beautiful colour work are quite a revelation…

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