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An interview with Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton

An interview with Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton

We love speaking with the masterminds of the industry and this week we’ve been finding out more about Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton - an innovative knitwear and yarn designer and a name that you’re going to hear a lot more. Knitting is second nature to Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton; with painters and crafters on both sides of her family, creativity is within her genes. Tuttle Hamilton’s real artist flare began when her father gave her a Brownie camera at the age of seven. Experimenting from then on in, Cornelia has never looked back; exploring a host of arts and crafts, she finally...

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Knitting Groups: Jeanie in Malawi

Knitting Groups

Knitting Groups: Jeanie in Malawi

Prepare for a captivating read as we find out all about Jeanie’s volunteering expedition to Malawi and her knitting groups. After hearing all about Teresa O’Gorman’s knitting group I’ve Got Knits, it’s time for our second knitting group to step into the spotlight. This month we are heading across the Mediterranean Sea to south-eastern Africa, to the country of Malawi. When Jeanie first sent her entry in, we knew it would create an excellent read and fellow knitters would love to hear about her success, as did we.   It all began when Jeanie decided to take a new direction...

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All About Sirdar

Brand Stories

All About Sirdar

Sirdar – a passion for design Over the years fashion has played an important part in Sirdar's development and they have built up the most amazing design archive – from the necessity of the 1940’s wartime knitter (who wanted to knit something quite glamorous as well as helping the war effort), through the Fair Isles and space dyes of the 1970’s, the batwings and mohairs of the 1980’s, up to the present day – Sirdar has created something from every fashion movement and their design archive is incredibly diverse. Today, design remains at the very heart of what we do. They...

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Vickie Howell: In a Hurry Headband

Vickie Howell: In a Hurry Headband

We're thrilled to welcome the brilliant Vickie Howell as a guest author to our blog. Vickie, is here to talk you through knitting with circular needles and has a FREE headband pattern for you to test your skills on. Enjoy... Who Am I? Hey there! I’m so excited to have teamed up with Deramores to design two new yarn lines, as well as plenty of patterns to make with them!  For those of you who are thinking, “who the heck is this woman?”, let me introduce myself. My name is Vickie Howell. I’m a U.S. based on-air host, knitting & crochet designer, author, and craft...

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The Guide to Colour Theory

The Guide to Colour Theory

Planning a colourful project like a crochet blanket from The Patchwork Heart blog? In a muddle over the colours, you want to choose for it? Fear not! With our helpful guide to colour theory, we’ll explain how hues work together and help you discover the perfect colour palette for your project.   The Stylecraft Special DK Turquoise Blanket Colour Pack is perfect for trying out new colour combinations. Inspired by Heather herself, this assorted Colour Pack includes 12 balls of the best-selling Stylecraft Special DK, including Turquoise, Lipstick and Fondant!   Whether you want a soothing, harmonious look for your home or a dramatic contrast to make your...

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