South Stack

A quick 48hour trip to Anglesey last week to deal with some work things ended up being more frustrating than I thought. Sometimes life is like that no matter how carefully you plan but it's still irritating. Normally heading to Anglesey is a happy thing for me even if it's for work purposes rather than …

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Knit 1, Love 1

Sometimes life catches you up … or out. I do a lot of other things I don't mention online that aren't to do with my textile "life" and as with anything, you go through times outside of your control that feel like you're slogging against the odds with no end in sight, that every throw of …

Build a Batt Box – May/June 2015 – Shipwreck!

The theme for BarberBlackSheep's Build a Batt Box May/June 2015 is Shipwreck! When I first did the Shipwreck colour way a couple of months ago on a yak/silk base I was thinking of the iconic images of the wreck of RMS Titanic, the "unsinkable" ship that famously hit an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank …

Sea Fever

I've always loved John Masefield's poem Sea Fever; it's opening line of I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and sky has an urgency about it that I understand too well. But the second verse: I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is …