Pattern news – New shawl pattern and Travellers Joy for kindle

Brand-new on ravelry!! Beginning with a simple lace pattern, and taking inspiration from Japanese temple architecture, Lotus is a richly textured half-octagon shawl that will stay comfortably on your shoulders. The shawl, knitted top-down, features sweeping lace ‘petals’, reverse stockinette panels and nupps which give textural interest, and a knit-as-you-go lace border along the whole … Continue reading »

Handmade hair accessories – More snap clip ideas

In Japan at least, these big chunky clips are hot right now, and they’re so much fun to make. There are so many things you can put on them, like Friday’s felt lily snap clip. I’m working on an embroidered one, and a beaded one While I’m getting those finished, enjoy these other ideas… Add … Continue reading »

Free crochet pattern – 12″ Petunia afghan square

To celebrate the release of my new pattern booklet “A Crochet Country Garden: 6 elegant high-relief floral afghan blocks to crochet” , here’s a sneak preview Petunia square: Square measures 12” when worked in worsted-weight yarn with a size H hook. Size adjustments can be made by using different yarn/hook, or by adding or omitting … Continue reading »


Sorry to anyone who’s had trouble accessing the site in the last day or two – seems my wp database was broken so all posts and pages disappeared! Yikes, that was SCARY!!!


Thanks to those who have bought patterns in the last couple of days – so far we’ve been able to round up sales to the nearest dollar (so just over 100%), and have given to Civic Force Japan, an emergency response organisation here which has been busy getting tents, bedding, sleeping mats, food, and access … Continue reading »