Collaborations we love.....

  • I'll be Teaching at Edinburgh Yarn Festival! Hurray!!!!

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  • Strikkefestival in Fano

    Counting down now to next thursday when Sheila and I head off to Aberdeen for our flight to Fano in Denmark...there are 5 huge boxes in the studio ready for despatch today, filled with all the garments for our Fashion Show on the Friday evening and a large number of knitting kits for our favourite designs...thrilled that Christel Seyfarth will be stocking our Lalland Lambswool and patterns....our first store and in Denmark!!!! I have designed some new pieces for the show and these will be made into patterns ready for the Knitting and Stitching Show in London at the beginning...

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  • March Hares and Witch Hazel!

    March is here and on our first long walk of the month Cuillin and I came upon our first mad march hare in a sea of snowbells on the beautiful Balcarres estate close to the studio.....it was too fast to catch on camera, but the witch hazel was out in bloom and falling in love with the colour I thought I should share it with you! What a colour! In the studio we are working like mad on pattern writing and preparing for EdinYarnFest in 2 weeks time.......if you are planning on going do try and join us on thursday...

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  • Spring Knitting Fever at the Bothy Studio!

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  • Squirrelling away in September....

    I Love this time of year....making jam, wine and jellies and knitting really comes into its own!  In the Loop was a tremendous event and it looks as if it will happen again in 2017 in Southhampton...I worried so much about my talk, got stuck on the motorway, left my notes in the studio....but everyone was so fab when I arrived all those anxieties fell away and once I started there was so much to say about the stitch that I ran overtime!!! Thanks to everyone in Glasgow for a brilliant time including the fashion show...great end to the day!Abstraction...

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  • Starting a quiet revolution

    I am thrilled yet terrified to be giving my lecture tomorrow at 'In the Loop' 2015 at Glasgow university...its not often that get the chance to put notes down and collate photographs going back years of projects and collaborations...but that is exactly what I have been doing for what seems like weeks! So much to say and in so little time! I do hope some of you will be there tomorrow ...keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that it all goes to plan! Looking back I found a photograph from my Shorelines book which I created for Rowan Yarns...

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  • The Knitting Studio on TV!...

      Thrilled with the great short film about our company! A chance to see inside my design room and the knitting studio in Largo, Scotland.  Thanks to Business Gateway who commissioned the film and STV Creative for making it. It shows the slow (largo) way in which a design is made from the sampling, to note taking, chart drawing, knitting, finishing and then sending out! Thanks to Sheila Greenwell, our brilliant technical person and Stephanie Laird, our graduate, who joined us this year to interpret some of our hand knit designs into machine knit for the Largo diffusion range.

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  • Graeme Black and Erdos 1436 - EIFF runway show 2014

    So delighted with the wonderful collaboration with Graeme Black and 1436...the runway show in Edinburgh was fabulous and I was there with some of our principal knitters and Sheila Greenwell (my Right Hand Woman) to see and be part of the Show.... Check out the Interview with Graeme and me for CCTV.........  

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