CH 28: Mindful knitting and a review of Love at First Stitch

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This week I talk about Whats in the WIP?, a book review and events.

Thank you for all the lovely comments about Paris and I’m glad I could share a little bit of the trip with you.

What’s in the WIP?

Radiance Shawl – not quite blocked but nearly!

Aislinn by Amy Herzog – I’m back on track and tackling the lace with calm and lots of care!

I mention Kusha Kusha shawl and its influence on mindful knitting. I would love to make this one day!

Lots of power knitting on a secret, last minute design to enter in the Unwind Brighton Design Competition in Kettle Yarn Co Westminster sock yarn.

Book Review

Love at First Stitch by Tilly Walness

Published by Quadrille Publishing

Amazon UK link: Love at First Stitch: Demystifying Dressmaking

Amazon US link: Love at First Stitch: Demystifying Dressmaking

Tilly and the Buttons

Great British Sewing Bee

Highly recommended for any sewer looking for chic sewing patterns but especially beginners.


Visit my pop-up shop at:

Makegood Festival

Friday 30 May to Sunday Sunday 1 June

A festival of culture, creativity and entrepreneurship!

I’ll have lots of samples of my designs, printed patterns and other goodies.


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