Hey, this weekend I'll be at the lovely Horniman Museum for their Easter Fair. We had a great time with the Fayre Christmas Fayre & looking forward to meeting people & spreading the handmade/ethical love. Check here for more details. Maybe see you there?
Hello! Just wanted to pop in and say that we were featured in Gathered again (issue 21). This time for my Home Movie. Gathered is an awesome weekly ipad digital magazine run by the same people that bring you the magazine Mollie Makes every month. I love Mollie Makes & all the ladies I've worked with so far have been incredibly nice and lovely.
I've had quite a few people ask me about the Gradient Yarn that I've spun up especially (One and Two). They wanted to know what it looked like- well here you go! This is a Cowl that my Mum made, with her xmas pressie from last year. You can really see the changes in colour, and the slow progress from pink to purple.The Cowl pattern is a simple K1P1 with a little increase on the ends- then sewn together. We just made it up. Haha. It's the warmest, snuggest, lovliest thing ever and Mum wears it all the time- especially outside to markets in the wintertime.I am very very tempted to spin up some for myself & knit one up. Maybe in yellows and browns? Would anyone like to see these in the shop? The yarn by itself with a pattern or the finished object? Let me know!Kimxo
The lovely people at We Make London asked me to participate in one evening with the Camden Night Markets during December. The vibe was nice and Christmassy and got me in the mood for shopping big time. A lot of my friends came out that night too, which made bearing the cold much funner! :] Here are a few snaps I took of my stall that night. Mum was also there to help- here she is sporting one of our 100% British Wool, Handspun hats. Cozy!Kimxo
Around christmas, a lovely neighbour friend of my Mum's (and mine!) commissioned some beautiful handspun from me. She saw something I'd made for Mum and wanted something similar. So we got together and chose colours. I'm pretty proud of this, cause it's mostly naturally dyed colours! But the really cool thing about it, is that it's spun in a gradient so when she knits it up, it will go from those dark blues through to the magical purples and into that bouncy pink. There's just enough for making 1 cowl, so it's really unique! You can see that I've plied it with a thin sewing cotton, to give it strength. :] It's also nice and thick'n'thin so it's fun to knit with!
During one of her visits, I also gave her a refresher course in spinning and here are her results:Pretty good, eh? :] Kimxo
The little Art Equals Happy elves have been busy making fun things for Christmas! The favourite snowflakes are back in tons of colours. We've got brand new handspun! Both self-stripe and some naturally dyed!We've also got special little lavendar sachets that make perfect xmas ornaments, and then can be tucked into your undies drawer to help keep everything smelling lovely all year round. :] If you came along to the Camden Night Market last week, you'll have seen these, and THIS WEEKEND we are doing the lovely Fair Christmas Fayre at the Horniman Museum. It's going to be super super great! With all handmade/eco friendly/recycled lovely gifts waiting to be snapped up and given to a loved one. Check out all the details here.
Online shop updates planned for this coming week. (Thank goodness my last day of term was today! Hopefully I can get back to our regularly scheduled blogging.) Lots of love, Kim xo
These happy little socks are off to go and live with thier new owner, Beth. She's a sweet girl in my Illustration class that asked for custom designed socks. :] She loves comfy and mix-matchy and fun. Here is a photo of her little tootsies all cozy and warm in her new socks with shoes!Something blue, with a little bit of gold sparkle. Something like the night sky. Maybe a moon or star on the heels! And darker heels and toes and cuffs.These were super fun to make, and I sort of designed them as I went, only with a vague idea of what would go where. The purple accent on one sock is made with handspun that was a little bigger than the rest of the yarns, so the sock is a little bigger there- but I think it adds a fun variation. :] All wools are either handspun bits and bobs that I had lying around or 2nd hand wool.
To learn more about my handkint socks, check out the shop. There are three pairs up for grabs! And if you wanted to order a custom pair, shoot me a little e-mail.Lots of love, Kimxo
Badges and socks are up in my shop now! The socks are made from second hand wool (And are super super comfy and warm!) & the badges come as individual or in a cute little gift pack (perfect for xmas!). Go shopping!