Tuesday, June 28, 2011


This is a snippet of Construction No3. This pattern has 3 projects, above is PROJECT ONE > A to C. The pattern includes a further 5 garment formations; that's a total of 7 designs made from squares. The WORKSHOP KIT includes the pattern that makes all 7 garment formations. CONSTRUCTION NO.3C below in WOOLI black.

Monday, June 27, 2011


I will be installing the Knitting Tent in Melbourne this time for Construction Knitting Workshops at Harvest Workroom
from 26 - 28 July during STATE OF DESIGN FESTIVAL. I will also be making a guest appearance for a day of workshops at Cottage Industry on Sunday 31st July. Will also be launching new products during this week; which I will be posting details of soon....

Monday, June 20, 2011


Construction No 3 is based on 1 knitted shape: a SQUARE. At Cottage Industry now is a jumbo WOOLI ball that comes with a free knitted pattern that starts off Construction No 3 ; NO.3A is a SHRUG made up of 3 squares.

The rest of No3 pattern shows how to construct a further 6 garments; its easy - just keep knitting squares.

Friday, June 17, 2011

New Tools

Working with RECYCLED New Zealand RIMU, these knitting needles have been hand-turned and carved from old railway sleepers, then ebonised for this beautiful blackened finish. Each pair is unique. Essential tools for Construction Knitting. Available in Sydney from Shelf Life and The Society Inc , in Melbourne at Cottage Industry, Craft Victoria and Pop Craft.

Monday, June 13, 2011


My new bespoke yarn arriving into stores very soon - next week in fact. Ahhh boy, its taken months to develop this yarn, nothing's ever easy! It is a very clever yarn if I must say so myself; it's made from recycled fibres from factory remnants - but this is no rubbish; it's CASHMERE, SILK, ALPACA, WOOL, & being New Zealand, a bit of POSSUM. I was beside myself when I spied a rainbow of waste yarn sitting there at the spinning mill, I have no idea where it would have ended up otherwise, but I'd like to think that I've rescued it from being landfill or becoming a removalist blanket (although I think these are pretty cool).

These beautiful fibres have been mixed together and spun into a bulky roving style yarn. It's a bit tweedy where its got these little specs of multicolour dotted through a heathered GREIGE colour, which is all the colours mixed together. This WOOLI yarn has all the beautiful characteristics of each natural fibre; the luxurious softness of CASHMERE, the lustre of SILK, the warmth of ALPACA, the spring of WOOL, and the lightness of POSSUM. I have dyed colours too; black, grey, & burgundy; the multicolour specs are still prominent in these colours. Now here I know I'm revealing myself to be a yarn nerd, but I am so &*^#@$#% excited about this yarn, I hope you are too.

This is a bulky yarn for chunky knitting and you can knit CONSTRUCTION NO1 & CONSTRUCTION NO2 with it, but I have designed also a Construction No 3 for WOOLI, so I will unveil this shortly too. The yarn will come in Jumbo balls for CONSTRUCTION NO3.

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