For our first Around the Web of the year we thought we would share with you encouraging, light hearted and useful blogs and news stories to kick the new year’s internet findings.
Firstly we found these incredible works of art on The Guardians website.
Local Brighton photographer Joseph Ford has teamed up with Brighton based knitter and friend Nina Dodd. The formed when Nina knit a colour-work jumper inspired by the Brighton bus fabric. Since then together they have created images that seamlessly camouflage peoples knitwear into the background. Check out Joseph’s website to see his portfolio of incredible fashion photographs blended with nature and city architecture. Sometimes its hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. Beautiful.
Here are a couple more of Joseph’s photos where Nina’s knits disappear into the background. We love them and think Nina’s creativity in her knitting is awesome. You can read more about Joseph on his website here. And Nina on her website, her current quest to knit a double decker sized West Pier here.
Next up, we love taking on a new skill come a new year. Aroha knits is putting on a challenge. The challenge is called ‘5 Shawls, 5 Days’ and does exactly as it says on the tin.
Each day you will be sent instructions on how to knit up a certain style shawl. By the end you will have 5 tiny mini shawls and the knowledge of how to construct five shawls of your own! Frenchie is passionate about yarn, knitting and good vibes. This challenge has been made to inspire and encourage scared shawl knitters from all walks of life, from the new knitter to designer. I know ill be taking part! You can sign up here.
This months crafty fix it solution comes from Sugru. Sugru is something i have only just discovered but appears to be sold in most high street DIY stores, i’m kicking myself to not having found it till now. In this particular article they are using Sugru to fix shoes soles. Sugru could be described as a rubber plaster or band aid. It is soft and malleable, but it’s also durable and waterproof enough to last outdoors. Since it turns into rubber after it’s cured, it’s perfect for fixing and protecting your shoes. Read the full article here and learn how to fix your shoes! As well as useful articles we found lots of insightful posts about making changes in our fashion choices, fixing things, and borrowing things. All the reduce waste and a good excuse to talk to your neighbours.
Until Next Time… Happy Knitting!