Conversations and Interviews
Asdis and Linda of Lopi og Band
Tom of Holland
Christina Strutt (Cabbages and Roses)
Felicity Ford (on designing Layter) and on illustration
Magnus Holborn (Foula Wool)
Publications: some of my publications that you may find of interest:
“Sonia Delaunay and Modernism in Fashion” (Editorial feature, Rowan Magazine, 53)
“Circles, steeks, and stitches” (Editorial feature, Rowan Magazine, 54) plus steek tutorial and interview.
Colours of Shetland: Ten Signature Designs Inspired by the Shetland Islands (2012)
Shetland Wool Week, 2012 report in 60 North Magazine (Winter, 2012)
Betty Mouat feature in 60 North Magazine (Autumn, 2012)
Edited issue 2 of Textisles, producing 3 original feature articles for this issue: “The Making of Betty Mouat”, “On Parade: A Decade of American Swimwear,” “Swimsuit Revolution.” This issue also includes a feature by Susan Crawford (“The Rise and Fall of the Handknitted Swimsuit”), and an interview with Griseldis Schmitthuber.
“Shining a New Light on Shetland Lace” (reprint of Rowan editorial feature) in 60 North Magazine, issue 2 (Summer 2012).
Introduction to Knit Real Shetland – flagship book of 15 knitting projects celebrating 65 years of Jamieson & Smith.
“Shetland Lace in a New Light”, feature exploring Shetland Lace as an innovatory – rather than ‘traditional’ textile. Rowan Magazine, no.50 (Autumn/ Winter, 2011)
Textisles Issue 1 (July, 2011). Two features exploring the history of English smocks and frocks, plus an interview with Claire Smith.
“Shetland Fine Lace Project” piece publicising this laudable collaboration between Jamieson and Smith yarns, the Shetland Amenity Trust, and the best lace knitters in the world. The Knitter, issue 30, Spring 2011.
“Make do and Mend” (feature examining the history and representation of darning, mending, and ‘plain work’. Rowan Magazine, no. 49 (Spring, 2011)
“Fish Tales” (examining the links between – and myths about – fishing and knitting) The Knitter (Issue 27, Winter 2010)
“A Brief History of British Socks”, The Knitter (Issue 22, Summer 2010)
“Knitting Outdoors” (feature article about the history of outdoor knitting. Rowan Magazine 47 (Spring, 2010).
“Indigo Moods” (feature article about the history, usage, and unique properties of indigo) The Knitter (issue 15, Spring 2010)
“Making Waves with Cables” (feature about the history and future of cable knitting, including information about the aran sweater myth, and interview with Lynne Barr) The Knitter (Issue 13, December 2009)
“The Fabric of Britain” (feature about New Lanark and Cold Harbour Mills) Rowan Magazine 46 (Autumn, 2009)
“Written in the Landscape” (feature about the wool industry in West Yorkshire, including a walk around Heptonstall and Hebden Bridge) The Knitter (Issue 10, September, 2009)
Feature about Jane Gaugain, the Victorian knitting entrepreneur. See also the Jane Gaugain Edinburgh Walk, Twist Collective, Spring 2009. You can also download a map of the walk (if you need it) here.
Feature exploring the history of tweed in the Scottish Borders (Sew Hip, issue 4, 2009) (text of my original edit).
Feature about quilting, slavery, and the underground railroad. from Textile Perspectives 46 (Winter, 2008).(Reproduced with kind permission of the Quilter’s Guild)
Goodbye, Dolly feature article about the textile / doll art of Tabitha Moses, from Selvedge (March 2008).
Feature about the crochet art of Helle Jorgensen (Yarn Forward, issue 7, 2008)
Photographs only: Jeannette Sloan’s studio (for Yarn Forward, issue 10, 2008).
When purchasing this issue you receive:
* Two original knitting patterns (Betty Mouat Sweater, and the BMC)
* Four original feature articles (Three by Kate Davies, one by Susan Crawford)
* Meet the Maker interview with Griseldis Schmitthuber
* Links to resources, further reading, and video tutorials
. . .all in a single download.
(When you click on the “buy now” button, you will be taken to a page where you can pay securely with your debit card, or by paypal. After this, you can immediately download the PDF file containing your digital magazine and pattern(s)).
Issue 1 (July, 2011) contains: 2 feature essays exploring the history of the English smock; an interview with Claire Smith about working with historic smocks and smocking techniques and the pattern for the smock-frock inspired Warriston sweater.
Textisles Issue 1 is available for £3.95