It gives me such a sense of achievement to be able to show you some garments made using wool that I have washed, carded, spun and either hand knitted or woven on my rigid heddle loom into beautiful garments. Truly slow fashion. In summer 2021, I was lucky enough to take possession of five lovelyContinue reading “Surrey Tweed 2022; from fleece to fashion”
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I have a favourite pair of hand knitted bedsocks that are looking rather worn out under the heels. The yarn they were knitted from was handspun pure wool, so it was always liable to wear out quite quickly. (If you are going to knit a pair of socks, then use a yarn with a bitContinue reading “Darning socks”
Knitting for TV (The Third Day)
This was a lovely job knitting beanie hats for the TV series The Third Day (Sky TV September 2020). I knitted Fair Isle-type pockets for waistcoats for a couple of the cast and well as several beanie hats with a Fair Isle-type design around the band. The yarn was all double knitting thickness from Jamieson’sContinue reading “Knitting for TV (The Third Day)”
Blocking a finished knitting project (Burrafirth Shawl)
Blocking a finished knitting project is quite straightforward as long as you follow a couple of rules. Rule one, make plenty of space and rule two, take plenty of time. Before blocking your shawl, you will need to have washed and partly dried it. Please see my blog on “Washing your woollen hat” for adviceContinue reading “Blocking a finished knitting project (Burrafirth Shawl)”
Knitting for TV (The Terror)
I was privileged to be asked to knit for the first series of The Terror (aired 2018). This is a dramatisation of Dan Simmons’ book of the same name. It tells a dramatised story of the (real) British Naval expedition, led by Captain John Franklin in 1845, to find the North West Passage. The expeditionContinue reading “Knitting for TV (The Terror)”
Beginning to Fair Isle Knit using handspun yarn.
I was introduced to and fell in love with spinning at a craft afternoon at my local library. I then took a class on spinning my own yarn and later on, joined my local Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. I felt the need to start a big project and having just started to learnContinue reading “Beginning to Fair Isle Knit using handspun yarn.”
Knitting for Film.
Here’s a little tale about the early days in my spinning experience and how I managed (by great luck) to make a handspun and hand knitted hat for a film. The film, Fanny Lye Deliver’d was released on June 26th 2020 and stars Maxine Peake and Charles Dance as Fanny and John Lye. It’s setContinue reading “Knitting for Film.”