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Tutorial – How to Knit Nupps

Kate and I have been knitting lots of bobbles lately. Really a lot. Kate finished her last cardi, Ronn by Karin Weststrand  while I am half way through the Viaduct shawl by Beata Jezek. Bobbles – also known as Estonian nupp – are often found in lace patterns and there are several possible ways to knit them. Here is a review Read the full article…

Know Your Sheep, Jacobs

Know Your Sheep – The Jacob Sheep

Many elements should be taken into account when assessing the quality of a yarn and the most important of all is of course the fleece it is made from. Fleece – or wool – varies from one breed of sheep to another, carrying specific structural elements that impact the softness, strength and drape of the yarn. Knowing about the Read the full article…

Ditchling Museum, Ethel Mairet, Dyeing Now, Exhibition

Dyeing Now – Contemporary Makers Celebrate Ethel Mairet’s Legacy

By establishing itself in Ditchling in 1920, the Guild of Saint Joseph and Saint Dominic made of this small Sussex village, a vibrant creative hub attracting artists and craftsmen from all around the country. Today from the Guild only remains Ditchling Museum, a small but thoughtfully curated gallery space dedicated in exhibiting the work of men and women who were once part Read the full article…

Pom Pom Trunk Show. Winter 2016

Pom Pom Trunk Show

Flipping through the pages of any Pom Pom Press’s publication is always a great pleasure and the Winter 2016 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is no exception to the rule. Inspirations for this season are ‘Reflections’. Designers interpreted this theme in various way: reflection of the light, in a mirror, of a shadow and created 11 elegant Read the full article…

Montbretia, Wendy, Book of Haps, Kate Davies

Summer Holiday Project – Wendy’s Montbretia II

Wendy is close to finishing her Montbretia and it’s going to be gorgeous, in this post she talks about her progress and the enjoyment she has knitting this pattern. I’m definitely not a monogamous knitter and sharing knitting time between several projects means my hap is still very much a work in progress. Although, with less than Read the full article…

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Around the Web – July 2016

  For those interested in learning about Brighton and East Sussex local history there are some places such as Monk’s House – Virginia Woolf’s bohemian pad – or Boots Museum, you should not miss. Ditchling Museum is one of them. Collections on display are smalls although thoughtfully curated, reflecting the work of men and women part of the Read the full article…

Crochet, Pokemon Go, Eevee

Pokemon Go: You Gotta Crochet’em All!

  To see people walking aimlessly down the streets, staring at their phone is not what you could call an unusual sight. However you might have noticed lately, youngsters (and not so youngsters) getting overly enthusiastic, with no apparent specific reason, while walking around by themselves phone in hand. Well if you did and wondered Read the full article…

Tom Of Holland, Hexa Hap, Around the Web

Around the Web

This week we have been rummaging through the web, looking into our favourites blogs for some fun articles about knitting, crochet and all those things we love. Here is the list of best stuff we found, topics include linen, haps, baby wear and crazy crochet hats. Have a look through and don’t hesitate to give us your Read the full article…

Pattern Round Up

Pattern Round Up – May 2016

  I don’t know about you, but here in Brighton those past few weeks have been glorious; warm sunny days are back in our lives along with afternoons down the beach, garden parties and the whole town is pulsing to this pre-summer vibe we all love so. However, as we also know too well, sunshine in UK never Read the full article…