I design and make original, knitted pieces in Crail, in the East Neuk of Fife. I love designing in knitting, especially the way that you can build up complex patterns and shapes from the simple building blocks of knit and purl stitches. I like experimenting with pattern and three-dimensional construction to create pieces full of colour, pattern and detail.
I hand knit and also knit using a small, hand-powered domestic knitting machine. I like to create lots of detail in my machine knit designs by using hand manipulation techniques alongside hand knit, crochet and embroidery finishing.
Most of my collection is knitted accessories – hats, cowls, shawls, mitts- but I sometimes get distracted and find myself knitting tiny beasties.
I’m working to make my knits as ethical and sustainable as I can. I only use natural, biodegradable fibres, and my collection includes pieces made from local wools and amazing yarns from a local hand-dyer.
When not knitting, I’m usually to be found wandering along the coast with my dog, rummaging in rockpools, bird surveying, sea kayaking or kitchen gardening- themes that often inspire my knit designs.