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June 19, 2014

Inbetween

I’m in the middle of my one and only week at home in June this year. Last week I was back down in Bradford for the preview night of the degree show. It was lovely to go to as my mum, husband, and son came with me and they really enjoyed seeing everything finished. They, […]

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June 08, 2014

It’s done!

Well, I did it. I finally got my final collection for college completed and set-up for the end of year show. For once, I actually nearly managed to do the time management thing and only had a couple of things to do when I got to college. Of course, those things take ages to do. […]

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March 09, 2014

Catching Up

My final weekend at Bradford College before my degree show went fine and I’m quite excited weaving my final collection. If the ideas work out it should hopefully look rather cool. The stash also got enhanced with a trip to and a visit from Jim the yarn man at college. Really happy I took the […]

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February 26, 2014

Sky project

It’s coming up to the end of February so it must be time for me to head back down to Bradford for college. I’ve been having fun with my final project, which is based on the idea of the sky above you changing on a daily basis. The colours are of an ecru background with […]

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September 12, 2013

Colour museum

Today we had a trip to the Society of Colourists and Dyers museum in Bradford. They have exhibits of printed, fabrics, dyes, as well as cool looking dyeing things and machines that could easily be found in the Tardis. Colour matching machine Dials on the machine Examples of the method of printing Tools for making […]

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September 10, 2013

Being a student

I’m back at Bradford College for a whole week to carry on with my second year of HNC Contemporary Constructed Textiles. This time we’ve got our own study space, so it feels like we’re proper students with our own wee areas to cover in ideas, inspiration and artwork. Here’s my highly organised space. I seem […]

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August 26, 2013

Breathe

Summer is now slowly ebbing away but things are still very busy at Knit 1 Girl 1. All things yarny had to cease for a few weeks as my asthma that hasn’t bothered me for years came back with a vengeance. Unfortunately, it seems to be triggered by hayfever, dust, and anything fuzzy or fluffy, […]

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October 30, 2012

Teaching and learning

Where is the time going! It’s nearly November and I can’t believe where the months are vanishing too. Think it’s this being kept busy thing which is making time evaporate. I managed to get all my work done for Bradford and made it down for the October teaching weekend. It was great to catch up […]

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September 07, 2012

Learn Something New

The schools are back which means that I can get on learning and weaving myself, and also I can start to teach others various yarny things. I’ve finally managed to get my warp that I started in Bradford onto my table loom at home. This isn’t something I really want to do again, mainly because […]

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August 23, 2012

Bradford and other travels

Apologies for the huge gaps in posts. I know I promised I would be better at this blogging thing, but it’s been a hectic few months. First of all I should have a quick mention about my trip to Woolfest. A group of us from the Guild and Once A Sheep invaded Cockermouths Travelodge at […]

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