Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Made London

Here is an image of the stand at Made London 2013, which took place at One Marylebone.  Next up is Made Brighton!

Made In Clerkenwell Winter 2013

I will be taking part in Made In Clerkenwell Open Studios at Craft Central from the 28th-30th November.  Craft Central is partnering with The Goldsmith's Centre for the first time this year and I will be showing in their exhibition centre. Please click here for more information about the event.  Please note The Goldsmith's Centre will be closed on Sunday 1st December.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Made London 2013

I am taking part in Made London from the 25th-27th October.  
Stand 36 in the Galleries
Please click here for details of a 2 for 1 ticket offer for the show

Monday, 7 October 2013

Knitted Textile Awards

I am very pleased to be finalist in the UK Hand Knitting Association Knitted Textile Awards. Pieces from the collection will be on display in the Textile Gallery at The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace from the 10th-13th October.

Crochet Collection

 At Tent London 2013 I launched the Crochet Collection.  All furniture pieces in the collection are upholstered with crocheted fabrics made using 100% British wool.  The powder coated metal frames have been specially made for these furniture pieces.
 Left to right: Suffolk Grey Stool, Trinity Stool, Blue Stool
Pieces are named after the yarn or stitch used.

Also new are the Chunky Crochet Cushions, shown below.  Crocheted with soft, chunky British wool the cushions are available in a variety of colour and stitch combinations

Upcycled pieces will continue to be included in the collection.  New for 2013 is the Trinity Chair, shown above.  The wooden chair frame is upholstered with crocheted fabric made using British wool. 

Monday, 22 July 2013

Tent London 2013

19th-22nd September 2013
Old Truman Brewery
I will be back for a second year at Tent London, launching a collection of new pieces.
Stand J14, Hall T5

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Screen printing

As well as my knitted and crocheted products I also design a collection of screen printed fabrics.  I print these by hand using images based on my drawings.  I love screen printing!  Here are some pictures from my recent day of printing.

Mixing pigments...
I use environmentally friendly, water based pigments to print my fabrics.
Detail of the teal/cream fabric colourway
Navy/grey floral print colourway
I make a range of products from these fabrics, including this
Floral Print Cushion, shown here in white/fawn colourway
As well as these Floral Zip Purses in various colours
I am currently developing a new collection of print designs which will be launched later this year

Thursday, 18 April 2013

More collection developments...

I've been continuing to develop new textile designs that will be applied to a collection of furniture pieces and interior products that I will be launching later this year.  Here are a few images of what I've been working on recently...
Colour palette and yarn ideas for interior products, as well for my collection of wearable accessories, some of which can be viewed here

Crochet samples, using British wool
Drawings for print designs, based on crocheted fabrics

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

New collection developments...

I've recently begun working on a new collection of designs.  Here are some examples of my inspiration & developments so far

Yarn & fabric ideas...
New print designs...

Colour & pattern inspiration from these photos and detail from a vintage knitting book

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Coast Magazine

The Shell Crochet Cushion has been featured in the March issue of Coast magazine

More details about the cushion are available through my online shop

First Post!

First post on a new blog for 2013!  Here is a catch up of the year so far........

This crocheted accessory set I designed for the new Designer Yarns  DY Choice collection is now available:

I'm really pleased to announce a new stockist of the collection, The National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire.