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I am a gypsy! having been born and raised in Yorkshire, England I left at 21 and lived in many places including Germany for 5 years. This resulted in my always striving to move on to the next level of my life. The one thing that remained constant is my need to create. Eventually I went back to university and graduated with a first class honours degree in fashion and textiles majoring in knitwear design. I am now back in Yorkshire and a professional in-house hand knit designer for a well known UK pattern and yarn company.

Sunday, 3 May 2009


After trying to do some house keeping on my computer images I came across these four photographs which I took in Spain several years ago...

...I often use close-ups of everyday things which most people do not notice are there...

...I then use these as inspiration for my hand knit and crochet patterns. This is done by covering the image with tracing paper and sketching using graphic type lines over the most interesting parts; these lines are then transfered either directly into sampling or onto graph paper to logically and mathematically work out the stitch counts...

...These images of bark and grass were taken at the Gaudi park, Barcelona, and were used as stripes and bobbles with colour blending. Other photographs used useing this method were taken at Ephesus, Turkey. This was used in sampling for 'The String vest' which can be seen in an earlier post.
....I will be launching my designs at the forth coming Twisted Thread, Knit & stitch shows 2009.http://www.twistedthread.com/pages/exhibitions/listExhibitions.aspx

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