Monday, 28 March 2011

Mum knows best...

This Mother's Day treat your Mum (or let your daughter or son treat you) to a visit to Monk's House,
the Sussex country retreat of the Bloomsbury writer Virginia Woolf...

...she was a knitter too, as this intimate portrait by her sister, the artist Vanessa Bell shows.

I am also loving these cute 'Sewing Tin' biscuits by Biscuiteers,
the perfect tea time treat and something a bit different than flowers to send your craft-loving mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, daughter or friend this Mother's Day!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Oh I do like to knit beside the seaside...

I had just about the best time in Cornwall this weekend at the wonderful
a boutique, family-run hotel with the best Eco ethos, practise and friendliest service I have ever encountered.

Bedruthen was the most beautiful setting for a knitting weekend workshop for, as it turned out, mostly novice knitters and a few with a little rusty know-how.

It was a pleasure to be invited and I just wanted to say thank you so very much to Kitty, Clair, Deborah, Josie, Rosalind, Juliet, Lydia, Michelle and were absolute stars!
and of course Olivia Harris for making us all so welcome.

Sally and I had such a great time, with much knitty practise participated in, exchanging of tips and techniques and crafting of tea cosies...

So looking forward to returning for the next weekend workshop break in November, just in time to knit Christmas gifts.

Be sure to check out Bedruthen Steps for details of my next workshop,
and other interesting craft breaks, or just for a lovely few days away by the sea!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Erika Knight Exclusive

It’s rare to find passion in business!
Even rarer to find a devotion and integrity that inspires my woolly heart in this often cynical ‘credit crunch’ culture and most especially within the turbulent textile industry.
But it is there in abundance at Laxtons mill!
It is evident in every fleece, fibre and fabric, and I am so excited to announce that
I am to be collaborating with James and Alan, on an exclusive new venture...

I'll keep you posted!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Unravel: Knitwear in Fashion

Exhibition celebrating the past, present and future of knitting at MoMu, Antwerp.

get me to the eurostar...