Episode 54: the joy (horror) of beige

Knitting and crochet podcast on Youtube about craft, culture, making & fun modern projects

Alert! When it comes to colour, beige is my vanilla. But is it safe and boring, or a yummy comforting biscuit? In this month’s knitting podcast I’m finding my assumptions challenged as I get weirdly drawn to a colour that makes me look naked…! I’m also enjoying cables! My new hat design for Hudson + […]

Episode 52: I finally get the mohair trend

Knitting and crochet podcast on Youtube about craft, culture, making & fun modern projects

Eek! Have I finally succumbed to the lure of a KNITTING TREND??? Cosy up for another episode of my knitting podcast, where I share what I’ve been making. In this vlog, I dive deep into fibre experimentation and swatch development for my recent design collaboration – the Mid-Winter Knits collection with Aroha Knits, which was […]

Interview with Aroha Knits

Francoise Danoy of Aroha Knits, modern Maori knitting designer, interview with The Crimson Stitchery about diaspora design culture

Francoise Danoy is a Maori diaspora knitwear designer best known for her transformative use of Maori shapes and pattern. For her brand Aroha Knits, she uses the medium of knitting to explore and claim her cultural heritage. In this interview edition of my knitting podcast, I chat with Francoise all about the way she’s been […]

Episode 51: my first shawl design!

Knitting and crochet podcast on Youtube about craft, culture, making & fun modern projects

Welcome back to my knitting podcast! I’ve been busy exploring knitting and herbal remedies, healing through making and nature and food… In this episode, I share the inspiration behind Hawthorn Tincture, my latest design and first shawl knitting pattern! I hope you enjoy listening to the connections I’ve made between knitting, the outdoors, friendships, and […]

Sheep Skein Sweater 2: Exploring the yarn

A sheep in a field in Scotland, part of the knitting design process

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Sheep-Skein-Sweater: behind the scenes of knitting design

Sketches, wool yarn and knitted swatches for designing a modern knitting pattern

Since last summer, I’ve been intermittently working on a sweater design collaboration with Black Isle Yarns in conjunction with the relaunch of their Killen sock yarn. In addition to this sweater project, I ended up creating the Oregano socks pattern, which actually uses an older batch of this yarn. But this larger project has been […]

Interview with Natalie Warner, knitwear designer

Natalie Warner, London based knitting teacher and knitwear designer interview

On a very sunny summer afternoon, I visited knitwear designer, teacher and writer Natalie Warner in her garden. In this interview edition of my knitting podcast, I chat with Natalie about all things knitting, design and history. A fascination with makers and making Natalie is a lifelong maker who grew up in a vibrantly creative […]