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Sneak Peek: Glancing Back & Moving Forwards

Sneak Peek: Glancing Back & Moving Forwards

This time last year I was in Peru. I went for a month on a mission to turn my knitted homeware collection into reality! My ambitions were high and the trip got off to a rocky start when my yarn was stollen…

In Sight: Sevilla, Spain

In Sight: Sevilla, Spain

On my way to the yoga retreat in Spain, I stopped off in Sevilla for a night. I spent the day wandering the streets, eating tapas, drinking cerveza and taking photos…

Yoga Now: Teacher Training

Yoga Now: Teacher Training

I did my Yoga Teacher Training at a beautiful retreat centre in the south of Spain. A wonderful environment to fully immerse yourself and learn. The 3 week intense course covered the history and philosophy of yoga, anatomy, learning the Sankrit names of over 100 poses, their correct alignment and how to assist students.

In Sight: Barranco street view – 1

In Sight: Barranco street view – 1

Barranco is a small neighbourhood in Lima that feels surprisingly tranquil in comparison to the rest of the city. At the beginning of the 20th century it was a summer resort for rich Peruvians, but as the city grew and…

In Sight: traditional Peruvian knitted chullos (hats)

In Sight: traditional Peruvian knitted chullos (hats)

…I came across a beautiful collection of chullos, an Andian style hat with earflaps… They were incredibly fine that it was hard to believe they had been hand knitted. The complex geographic patterns used multiple colours and they were beautifully finished with a tiny scalloped edge.

In Sight: colourful streets in London

In Sight: colourful streets in London

Spring is finally here and the sun just makes everything look so pretty…especially these brightly coloured houses in London. I love the combination of colours and patterns created by the shadows.

In Sight: the streets of New York

In Sight: the streets of New York

I’ve just spent 10 days in New York visiting friends and exploring the city I used to call home. I spent a lot of time wandering the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan, visiting some of my favourite neighbourhoods.    The vast…

Sneak Peek: Knitted Baby Blankets

Sneak Peek: Knitted Baby Blankets

There seems to be a baby boom…at least in my friendship group! In the last month I’ve become an aunty and two of my close friends in New York have also had their first child. So I decided it was…

Sneak Peek: my stand at The Startup Showcase

Sneak Peek: my stand at The Startup Showcase

After months of preparation The Startup Showcase has been and gone. It was a fantastic experience and I received some great feedback.   I have to say a massive thank you to my sister, Anna, who helped me create my…

Sneak Peek: win a designer cushion!

Sneak Peek: win a designer cushion!

My cushions aren’t for sale yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on one. I will be giving away one of my cushions in return for a bit of help with market research. At The Startup Showcase…

Sneak Peek: knit cushions and throws

Sneak Peek: knit cushions and throws

Here are a few more photos of my “Nuba” collection that will be on display at The Startup Showcase. The event starts with a Press Preview and VIP night on Thursday, then a Buyers Breakfast and Time Out Event on…

In Sight: Kenyan Basket

In Sight: Kenyan Basket

My Grandparents house is full of interesting bits and bobs that they’ve collected over the years. Many are from their travels and I’ve always been drawn to their collection of things from Kenya. They moved there in the 50’s when…

In Sight: Snowy Bee Hives

In Sight: Snowy Bee Hives

It’s a snow day! 14cm and counting! Which in England means everything grinds to a halt. But it does make everything look rather pretty. So I took my camera along to my Dad’s apiary. He checked up on the bees…

In Sight: Green and Grey

In Sight: Green and Grey

I took this photo this week when I was in Caversham. It was a grey day and the colour of this green algae on a fence jumped out at me as I walked past. 

Sneak Peek: Knitted Home Textiles

Sneak Peek: Knitted Home Textiles

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks working on new designs for my debut collection of knitted home accessories; cushions, blankets and throws. My colour scheme and patterns are evolving and I’m loving the results. Here’s a sneak peek at…

In Sight: View from the Train

In Sight: View from the Train

On the train home from London I watched the sun setting and managed to capture this photo as we raced through the countryside. I love how the trees have blurred into the sky creating a grainy pattern.

Sneak Peek: Knitted Samples

Sneak Peek: Knitted Samples

Here’s a selection of some of the designs I’m currently working on. Early stages at the moment, so they might evolve into something completely different!  

Discovered Again: Nuba Tribal Decoration

Discovered Again: Nuba Tribal Decoration

One of my favourite sketchbooks is based on tribal body decoration. This is a painting I did of a Nuba tribesman from Sudan. I love the geometric patterns and soft pastel colours with the dark contrast and hint of ember.