Friday, 28 October 2011

In Vogue

Today is a pretty exciting day for me and for the label. I'm fairly certain I'm not the only person who has been an avid reader and fan of British Vogue (both in print and online) for many years. Therefore I was extremely excited and honoured to be interviewed by them for a few weeks ago. They asked me all sorts of things, and you can read it all here.

Now I think a drink might be in order.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Yarn Bomb, part 2

OK, I know I've done a blog post on yarn bombing or 'knit grafitti' before so this is a bit of a cheat, but there was a series of images on the subject on the Guardian website today (thanks to my friend Mike for pointing it out to me!) and I love this one so much, I couldn't resist:

[Image taken from the Guardian website]
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Friday, 14 October 2011

Doe a deer

I absolutely love these beautiful handknitted 'taxidermied' deer heads by Rachel Denny. Yet another bonkers way to put knitting to good use. To see more of her beautiful work, visit her website

[Images taken from Rachel Denny's website]

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Special edition: Willow in blue

I was recently asked if I could make a Willow cape for someone in blue. Although it doesn't officially come in this colour I knew it would look great so I obliged. I'm really pleased with the results:

Unfortunately the blue is a one-off, but to buy the Willow in black, teal, grey or burgundy click here

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Inspiration: the Cherry hat

Dr. Zhivago is such a classic film and one that was often on when I was growing up. I remembered those Cossack hats making several appearances throughout the movie so I watched it again. Not long afterwards the Cherry hat was born!

The A/W 2010 collection was so well received in Russia I was quite inspired, so for A/W 11 I decided to look into traditional Russian clothing and was particularly taken with the fur hats so commonly worn there.

To buy your own Cherry hat in cream or black, click here

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Feature in the Times' Eureka magazine

Both the Sycamore beanie and Hazel wristwarmers have made an appearance in Eureka magazine today as part of their fashion feature.