January 28, 2019

I've been quiet on my blog, but busy in my work so I thought it was time for an update. 

2018 was a fun year for me. You see about 8 years ago I wound down my costume work. After over 10 years working in costume I took a break to have children. I just wasn't sure if the...

May 25, 2018

Your data is exactly that, yours, and I believe that you need to know what information I collect, why it is collected and how it is collected. Added to this you have the right to know what data I have and make decisions about that data. So here is my policy to clarify...

October 25, 2017

For about 20 years I have worked as a Costume Textile Artist on Feature Films. My job is to print, paint, foil, dye, felt or create fabrics.

Foiling is one of my favourite tricks. It gives a great effect but its fairly quick and easy to do. 

Lets look at this fabulous te...

October 18, 2017

Today is when we address the little confusing bits. While I try not to have these in a pattern I write, invariably you may not understand what I meant by a particular description or abbreviation. It doesn't mean anyone is to blame for this, we all see the world differe...

October 11, 2017

If you haven't already tried the Spice version of my Vanilla & Spice Mitts pattern, I'm hoping this post will give you the confidence to give it a go.

Crossed Stitches are the only difference between the Vanilla and the Spiced Mitt patterns. Its actually a 1 over 1 cabl...

October 2, 2017

If you have read the schedule you would realise today's blog post was supposed to be about Mitt Knitting Q & A. But after one of my lovely Mitt-A-Long pointed out, that she wanted to see a video of a thumb being worked I realised I should do this sooner rather than lat...

September 28, 2017

Eeeek a day late! But in my defence I didn't anticipate the extremely slow upload speeds of the WiFi here at the temporary accommodation we are in presently. We are waiting for our apartment to be completed (its been a long wait!) and have had to spend a month in a new...

September 25, 2017

So here we are at the second part of our preparation for this Wednesday's Mitt-A-Long Cast On. 

This is when I talk about YOUR pattern.  What size should you choose?

First up is Gauge. Don't under estimate the power of a bit of swatching.  If it feels like a Hand-Brake f...

September 23, 2017

Welcome to the first part of our preparation for next Wednesday's Mitt-A-Long Cast On. 

Let me introduce you to the pattern. There's quite a lot on offer in this simple little pattern. Two recommended yarns are suggested plus there are two patterns included as well.

So t...

September 20, 2017

Grab your needles, a skein of The Wool Kitchen's hand dyed DK goodness, download the Vanilla & Spice Mitts pattern and join us for our Mitt-A-Long.

If you’ve never made a pair of mitts before, a Mitt-A-Long is a great place to start, we’ll walk you through each step and...

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