What is The Tea Collection Club?

The Tea Collection Vol II Many of you will remember The Tea Collection Vol I - a collection of eleven gorgeous tea inspired hats, with a couple of cowls to make sure your neck stays warm and cozy. I really enjoyed creating those designs and it was such a pleasure to watch you knitting your way through the collection. So, Jess and I have teamed up again, and we have a new collection - fuelled by our love of tea, knitting and great yarn. We are very excited to share The Tea Collection II with you. Our brand [...]

East London Knit Podcast | Guest Interview

Hi there Hope April is treating you well. I wanted to pop past and let you know that I was recently interview by Renee from the East London Knit podcast. Renee and I caught up at Edinburgh Yarn Festival an chatting about knitting, travelling and the new Tea Club. If you fancy catching up with all my latest news 'in person' you can view the podcast below. You can also subscribe to Renee's podcast via her youtube channel.  The Tea Club 2017/18 More information about [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|#knitsharelove, Interviews, The Tea Collection Club|0 Comments

New Design | Oriental Beauty

Oriental Beauty As the steam gently rises from your tea cup, you breathe in the beautiful aromas gliding into the air, a sense of calm washes over you ... sitting down, you pick up your knitting and gently ease back into your favourite chair, relaxing stitch by stitch. Created to celebrate the launch of The Tea Collection Club and inspired by the deliciously rich Oolong tea from my favourite Edinburgh tea shop, Pekoe Tea. Oriental Beauty is worked in aran weight yarn - so it knits up quickly and is a really satisfying project. Worked inside out [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|The Tea Collection, The Tea Collection Club, Yarn|0 Comments

Heart on My Sleeve

Heart On My Sleeve When Emily from Tin Can Knits told me about this project last year I was blown away. A collection of sweaters by some of the most respected and inspiring designers out there to raise money for charity, what a fantastic way to spread love and give back! When you buy the ebook, $16.80 of the $18 USD purchase price goes to the Against Malaria Foundation (the other $1.20 is made up of Paypal and Ravelry fees). Each sweater is worked in DK from the bottom up, with a yoke construction and the [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|#knitsharelearn, #knitsharelove, Designs|0 Comments

Introducing our British yarn for Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society 2017

Copyright: Riggmoor Reineer | Used with permission   Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society 2017 | The British Contingent This post was written by Jess James of Ginger Twist Studio This past year I've had my eyes peeled for a special U.K. contingent yarn that would suit the upcoming instalment of Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society 2017 to be released especially for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March. Opportunity struck when Sariann of The Chopped Ginger Wool Project was living in Scotland and developing her woolly brand. The Chopped Ginger Wool Project aimed (and succeeded in) establishing relationships with small farms [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Neighbourhood Sheep Society|0 Comments

Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society 2017

Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep meets Neighbo(u)rhood Alpaca When Jess and I embarked on our Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society adventure almost three years ago our big dream was to have some yarn spun specifically for this project. Back then we could never have imagined that we would be putting together a package with two custom spun yarns from opposite sides of the world! As we know life ebbs and flows, back in early 2014 when we started chatting about sourcing small batch yarns, adding our own creative flair and sharing these designs with the world, I was living in Edinburgh. [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|Neighbourhood Sheep Society, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Circle Club 2017

Happy New Year! I hope 2017 is treating you kindly so far. My knitting year is off to a magical start and the year promises to be an interesting adventure with lots of opportunities to connect with knitters around the world. Today I wanted to tell you about my latest collaboration. If you are a sock knitting fan you may have seen my work with Joy from The Knitting Goddess last year. Over the course of 2016 we released a series of sock patterns called Blue Skies, as part of her annual yarn club. I was bowled over when [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Socks, The Circle Club|0 Comments

Times flies | Socktober

Time certainly does fly - this year has whizzed past me at an incredible rate of knots. How have you been? Hopefully the last few months have been good to you. Things here are settling down slowly. I was reminded earlier this week that it has been almost three years since I embarked on my journey of sock heel exploration that turned into the Sock Anatomy. To celebrate Socktober I thought it would be good fun to look back at the lovely socks from this collection. Nine simple socks to knit, each focussing on a different heel, in nine sizes. [...]

By | October 9th, 2016|Designs, Socks|1 Comment

Friendship Across the Oceans | Podcast

Friendship Across the Oceans Sally-Jane asked me to make a short movie for her podcast about my two pieces in the collection. I thought you might enjoy watching it so have popped it in below for you. Pink Hair Girl Podcast Sally-Jane and her lovely daugther Rachel have a brilliant weekly podcast about all things knitting, crafting and South Africa. If you enjoy watching podcasts I highly recommend this one. In this episode Sally-Jane talks about her two designs in our latest collection. [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Designs|0 Comments

Interview | Phileas Yarns

Hi, Today I have another special interview to celebrate The Travel Trio - this one is with Sylvie, the colour mastermind behind Phileas Yarns. Her bold colours are inspired by her many travels and adventures around the world. If you are in the UK and are planning to visit Yarndale in September be sure to pop along and say hi to Sylvie who will be there with all her glorious yarn, including a few special treats prepared just for the festival. Interview | Phileas Yarns Oolong knitted by Sylvie of Phileas Yarns | Copyright Sylvie [...]

By | August 14th, 2016|Interviews, Travel, Yarn|0 Comments
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