Venue 20 of the Worthing Artists Open Houses trail! This fun and friendly house is open for its third year. Find art, illustration, textiles, and printmaking by 7 artists, and enjoy a cuppa and something to eat in the garden.
The Ashdown Road artists are Anna's Drawing Room, hello DODO, John Bond, Ellie Bond, Julie Ingham, Sarah Edmonds, and me!
Venue 20 is at 39 Ashdown Road, Worthing BN11 1DF, and it's open 11am-5pm 17th/18th June, 24th/25th June and 1st/2nd July. You can see (and buy!) my knitted birds, book and knit kits every weekend, and I'll be there on 17th June (in the afternoon, time TBC), 25th June 1pm-5pm and 1st July 1pm-5pm.
Monday, 12 June 2017
Monday, 5 June 2017
first ever knit kit, Jeff the seagull! Each kit contains enough yarn, stuffing and notions to knit yourself 2 Jeffs, plus the knitting pattern, so you can make an inifinite number of Jeffs using your own DK once you've finished the kit. Each kit contains an exclusive Jeff button badge as well! Kits are £10 plus shipping, and they're available from my Etsy shop or from Venue 20 of Worthing Artists Open Houses, during the open house event in June/July.
Venue 20, Worthing Artists Open Houses - the venue will be open 17th-18th June, 24th-25th June, and 1st-2nd July from 11-5pm. I'll be there from 3pm on the 17th, and from 1pm on the 25th and 1st. You'll be able to buy knitted birds, signed copies of my book, and my new seagull knit kit, along with prints, textiles, homeware, cards and gifts from 6 other talented local artists.
Monday, 29 May 2017
free download from Let's Knit magazine! You'll need a pair of 4mm knitting needles and the DK yarn of your choice - the guinea pigs are knitted flat. Hope you enjoy the knitting pattern!
Monday, 8 May 2017
Monday, 24 April 2017
Let's Knit magazine - if you've got your hands on a copy of my book Knitted Birds, you'll know that there's a blue tit pattern in there, too. Well, these are a little bit different to the original, like a blue tit 2.0! They have a different shape, and the markings are all made with intarsia knitting rather than embroidery. Hope you enjoy making them!
Hands up, who'd like to knit a cuddly, colourful parrot? I've just added the pattern for this cute pair to my Etsy shop and Ravelry. They are nice, easy knit, flat on a pair of 4mm knitting needles. I used Stylecraft Special DK but you can use the DK yarn of your choice - they are a very colourful way to do a bit of stash busting!
Monday, 27 March 2017
If you'd like to knit a nest and eggs, the pattern is in my book Knitted Birds, published by Search Press. There may also be a nest or two in my Etsy shop if they haven't flown off to a new home already (not that nests can fly, but you know what I mean).
Monday, 20 March 2017
Let's Knit magazine! They are a super quick and easy knit and are a great way of using up any scraps of DK yarn that you have in your stash. They're the right size to hide a Creme Egg inside, so will make a really sweet little Easter gift for a special someone (or you can use them to hide your Creme Eggs so no-one else will pinch them!)
Monday, 13 March 2017
Monday, 6 February 2017
Monday, 30 January 2017
Monday, 23 January 2017
Let's Knit magazine. They are nice and easy to make, they are knitted flat on 4mm needles and you can use your favourite DK yarn to make them.
Monday, 16 January 2017
Monday, 9 January 2017
Knitted Birds, if you fancy making one yourself. At this time of year the blackbirds in my garden seem more friendly than usual and come right up to my feet some days, when I go out to top up the bird feeders. I throw them a handful of suet pieces onto the grass and then have to wait for them to finish, otherwise the seagulls come and eat it.
Monday, 2 January 2017
knitted rats! Don't worry, they are all very friendly. They are cuddly rats that you can knit up using oddments of DK yarn - and they are knitted flat on two needles so are a nice, easy knit. The pattern is in my Etsy shop, and also available as a Ravelry download.