Hiya Hiya Europe’s Best Travel Patterns on the Web

A few weeks ago Hiya Hiya Europe contacted me to ask if they could feature my Something to Declare pattern on their blog in a post on the best knit patterns for travel. I was thrilled and said ‘yes’ instantly. Their blog post was published yesterday and the full post can be found here. These luggage labels were inspired by the vintage leather address labels I used when I first started travelling overseas many years ago. Fun … More Hiya Hiya Europe’s Best Travel Patterns on the Web

That Kiss in the Dark

Anyone who read the blog post that accompanied the launch of my Lewth shawl will be aware that I am a fan of Thomas Hardy. Tomorrow, 2nd June 2015 is the 175th anniversary of Hardy’s birth and I will be marking this occasion with the release of my newest shawl. Here’s a little teaser of what is to come. But today, I thought I’d share another of Hardy’s poems. Hardy published over 900 poems in … More That Kiss in the Dark


We are very lucky to live both on the coast and with mountains in view. We can look across Morecambe Bay into the South Lakes. It is this landscape which inspired my new shawl pattern ‘Derwentwater’ named after what is probably my favourite of the lakes. Again it’s that combination of the water and the hills that surround it. These are the two things I aimed to represent in this shawl with the textured stitch reflecting … More Derwentwater