Knitting Needles to the Ready – It’s World Wide Knit in Public Day!


  Knitting has got to be one of the ultimate winter activities. What can be better than snuggling up, perhaps with a cup of tea and a biscuit, and creating something special with your own two hands? While knitting is mostly a solitary practice, on Saturday 9th of June we urge you to gather yourself and your latest project to hit the street in honour of World Wide Knit in Public Day. WWKiP day was founded back in 2005 by Danielle Landes as a way to bring knitters together. Fast forward thirteen years and it is now the largest knitter… Continue Reading

What I Learned From Taking Up Knitting


  When I was a child I had all the promising traits of possessing a gift for creativity: I was constantly churning out drawings of creatures of my own creation and stories about pixies, rabbits and talking cows. At some point, as I got older, my creative brain turned into a scientific one and by the age of eighteen any ounce of creativity had well and truly disappeared. Then, last winter when I was deeply ensconced in studying for my master’s degree and feeling particularly uncreative, I got the idea into my head that I wanted to learn how to… Continue Reading

Not Ya Nan’s Embroidery


  Crafting has been making a come back over the last decade or so, largely due to our increasing desire to disconnect from technology and reconnect with the mindful act of creating with our hands. This desire is something Caitlin Tubb knew all too well as she started her rather cheeky embroidery business Not Ya Nan’s Embroidery. A curvaceous bottom or perky breast may not be the sort of subject matter you would typically see embroidered into an artwork but it is undeniably fun and provoking. We caught up with her to find out just what made her pick up… Continue Reading