Travel Notes: Knitting on Planes, trains and automobiles and …in art galleries

There is a long history of people making whilst on the move. The never-ending need for textiles for use in making clothing, bedding, carpets, wall coverings and string meant a never-ending need for making - out of necessity rather than pleasure. Historical photos show men and women knitting or spinning using a drop- spindle whilst … Continue reading Travel Notes: Knitting on Planes, trains and automobiles and …in art galleries

Making it Worse? When making becomes part of the problem.

Welcome to the third in our series of Making It Better narratives. The author, who prefers to be anonymous, presents a different perspective on the role of making: that making can become a cause of stress in itself rather than a therapeutic salve. I have certainly experienced this myself  - particularly if there is a … Continue reading Making it Worse? When making becomes part of the problem.

Handywoman

Over the last week I have been engrossed in a newly published book Handywoman by Kate Davies.   Kate Davies is a knit-wear designer now living in the Western Highlands of Scotland with her book designer/photographer partner Tom Barr. She designs beautiful sweaters, drawing her inspiration from traditional knitting of the north. Her website and … Continue reading Handywoman