Category Archives: crochet

A Little Book of Craftivism

This month marks publication for Sarah Corbett’s Little Book of Craftivism. She was kind enough to send me a copy and I devoured it during a commute home. It’s Sarah’s story of how she discovered the gentle art of protest, … Continue reading

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Kiss Chase With Kenneth & Meet The Bloggers

With over 300 entries for the Kenneth D King DVD giveaway, it’s safe to say that Kenneth is the most popular boy in the sewing school playground. Kiss chase, Kenneth? Our winner is Caroline of 4-sisters. Caroline, I’ll be in … Continue reading

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The Guardian Fashion Bloggers Network – Let’s Do It

One of the things I’ve always loved about having a blog is the control. I decide when and why to hit ‘publish’. It’s ironic, then, that my first blog post with The Guardian Fashion Bloggers’ Network was brought forward at the … Continue reading

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True Confessions – What Colour Scheme?

A massive thank you to all the readers who sympathised with my blog post bemoaning my lack of progress on a crocheted granny blanket. Even more thanks to those of you who very sensibly suggested piecing a few squares together, … Continue reading

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Crochet Is Interfering With My Sense Of Who I Am!

I know myself. I understand how I operate. Start a project, finish a project. Start a project, finish a project. Repeat. I’m not one of those people who has multiple makes on the go, swivelling on the spot, frozen like … Continue reading

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True Confessions – I Didn’t Expect THAT!

A few days ago, I was horizontal on the sofa, thoughts swirling around in a fog of festive Baileys drinking inertia. Sewing resolutions … jar … blog post? That’s about as far as my muddled thinking got and it’s a … Continue reading

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!

We lay plans for the future. This is the year I’ll sew a coat! Next month I’ll learn how to knit! I’m going to make myself a work wardrobe/only use stash fabrics/conquer trousers. Then, something happens called life. Well, no … Continue reading

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Crafty Pint & Dad Craft!

Oh yes, my friends. That’s the vision of a dad taking interest in crafting! My family decided to join me on a spontaneous visit to London, so I dragged them to Crafty Pint in Tooting. Of course, it didn’t take much … Continue reading

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Craftivist Collective Jigsaw Piece Launch

Wotcha doing, Karen? It’s Craftivism, innit? Sarah Corbett of Craftivist Collective recently invited me to a very special launch night. Not only was it to be at the gorgeous Mary Portas Living and Giving boutique in Primrose Hill, but it was … Continue reading

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Are You Guys From England?

Ola! Or, as they say in Atlanta, ‘Are you guys from England?’ Yes, I’m away with work and typing this at 5am as the jet lag has woken me up far too early. The trip started well when I slept … Continue reading

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