Sunday, 18 March 2012

minty knitting

Got some knitting yarn recently from John Lewis... don't know what to do with it though.


Last Sunday I treated myself to some ribbons from Beyond Fabrics. I wanted to start looking into Nordic textiles and some of the patterns on these ribbons were quite folksy, punchy colours too.

I really enjoy Lina Peterson's jewellery which draws inspiration from the reverse side of embroidery. It's got me into looking at the more abstract reverses on knitted and machined textiles.

Here's some details from a wonderfully kitsch place mat.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


This morning I was talking to one of my best friends about moving out to the sticks for a while, because I'm such a cardigan when it comes to the fast paced fun loving lifestyle a typical 23 yr old is supposed to pine for. I think I would miss the pace of London though, we're blessed with such variety here, culturally and in terms of green spaces. But, it could be fun though...
Reading through Zoe Murphy's blog I found Nick Hand (a Bristolian graphic designer & photographer) and his SlowCoast project, touring with his bike along the UK coastline, meeting artisans and makers along the way.
Check it out some of the conversations he has collected

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

No. 67 Columbia Road

Whilst pigeon stepping through Columbia Road Sunday flower market last weekend (obviously not the only Londoner taken back by the bazaar sunny spell we had), I spotted a gorgeous fabric shop and haberdashery - Beyond Fabrics - which sells retro inspired printed fabrics (sourced from around the world) some amazing braided ribbons, amongst other pretty knickknacks.

I want..

March/April 2012 Embroidery Magazine