Friday, 26 November 2010

Knitting coral


Some coral inspired knitting.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Nature drawings

I have been drawing from coral and plants, my favourite is the tomato stalk!

Nature magnified

I have been looking at coral and seeds under the digital microscope and I'm really pleased with the resulting photos.

Saturday, 9 October 2010


A couple of mono-prints from my last project (Norfolk coast) and two of my presentation boards with knitted samples.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

New project

My inspiration for this project is the Norfolk coastline and this drawing reflects the colours I plan to use.

This is a wool throw I made for my sofa last summer, so that I could get used to casting on and off with my knitting machine.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

jolly knitting

Here are some photos of my knitting samples, some of which make me smile - hence the "jolly knitting" heading.

Sunday, 28 February 2010


I am knitting, knitting, knitting, inspired by my drawings which have been inspired by the seeds and fruit I've been studying. Then I put the knitted samples in the washing machine along with all the black stuff that needs washing (in case the colour runs from some of my own-dyed yarns) to "felt" the samples. There is a proper word for this process, I think it's called "fulling".

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Seed protection

I have moved on from the protection provided by trees, to the protection of seeds (although I did find out that the Poplar trees at Horsham St.Faith were planted for match-making (!) not for crop protection).

I have been to the John Innes Centre and was given some peas, and I bought loads of healthy fruit and veggies from the supermarket. I have been drawing and painting them, trying to sort my colour palette out for this project.

Sunday, 17 January 2010


So here we are a new year, a new project. I have to, amongst other criteria, create a sample to enter a competition or two. I'm looking at the concept of protection particularly within nature. I've been fascinated for a while by an area of land near Norwich airport where the land is divived up by parallel rows of Poplar trees - looks amazingly mysterious when it's misty. Went to take photos today and the sun shone, first time for weeks so didn't get exactly what I wanted but it's a start. Apparently the trees (hundreds of them) were planted many years ago for crop protection. I thought it might have been to form some kind of protection for the landing strips.
I have also been looking at hedges planted to protect the fields and how interesting they look when they re-grow after being trimmed.