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I work in a wide range of media, including papier maché, crochet and knitting, embroidery and collage. This is just a small selection of work...
It's not just that I like to crochet, I just can't stop doing it! I've written one book and contributed to a couple of others. If there are any publishers out there looking for an author for a brand new crochet book, look no further...
An advanced copy of my new book – Knitted Finger Puppets – arrived in the post this morning. I really enjoyed creating these little characters and it's lovely, after so many months of work, to see them in print. The book will be published in March.
This time last year I resolved not to buy any new clothes for a whole year and, I am pleased to say, I stuck to this resolution... apart from two purchases! I had a job interview and all my shoes were pretty shabby, so I bought a pair of brown leather shoes from Camper; and my niece got married at short notice, so I decided to buy a new dress, a silk one from Jigsaw, so that I would look sufficiently smart. Other than this, I made do for a whole year with my existing clothes, including underwear and accessories and I enjoyed the challenge. (Here are some of my favourite outfits.) In fact, though I am not going to make the same resolution this year, I do not feel tempted to rush out and buy lots of new clothes: the discipline of making do with what I've got has taught me to be resourceful and I find that I have grown very fond of many of the clothes in my wardrobe. I think I might have a clearout in the next few weeks, however, and get rid of the items that didn't really earn their keep. And if I can find time this year, I intend to make some new clothes for myself, using some of the fabric and patterns I have been hoarding for years, and to customise some of the clothes that I have put aside for that purpose.
Style guru Style, fashion, design and brands from an anthropological perspective. Ted Polhemus is the author of Street Style.
Beautiful yarns Julieta's yarns and the things she makes from them are truly stunning. Visit the website or pop along to Greenwich Market.
Wonderful painting holidays artEscapes offers painting holidays in the UK and abroad with two lovely Scottish artists, Nicky de la Peña and Laura Magliveras. Destinations include Scotland, St Ives, Spain, Greece and Mexico.
Gooseflesh A very serene site with some great creative crochet projects.