Monday, 25 June 2012

Schools Out For Summer

*Sings* Schools ooouuuttt completely! wooooooooo

I have emerged from the end of year MA degree workathon, and I survived!  I am now free to work on my Spin City shop (inbetween making and designing my graduate collection of course!) so soon you will be seeing lots of new work from me.

I have been working solidly since Easter on my Pre Collection for my Degree in Fashion Knitwear at Central St Martins, and it feels really strange to wake up in the morning and not have this huge panic of a day waiting for me! I still wake with a start around 6.45 with thoughts like "Ahhhhh! I've got to get knitting! I've only got a day left to make my entire collection! AHHHHH!"
At least when I do wake with a start I can crack on with my Etsy shop, which has been sorely neglected!
Emma Stokes, Costume design

So, last Friday, I went to visit my BFF (best friend forever) Emma Stokes in her adopted home in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire where she has just finished studying for her BA degree in Costume Design with Textiles. I traveled up with my mum in the car from Suffolk, which to those not in the know is around a four hour trip. I had never been "up north" this way before, and the countryside was so lovely, if a little rainy.
My mum and I travelled specially to see her degree show catwalk performance, which was breathtakingly exciting- they all had such talent, imagination, attention to detail and craftmanship. I'm so proud of her! We have been friends since we were 10 years old!

An Octopus dress from the show

In other news, I have been spinning up my Fiance's christmas present! I know it is only June, however my deadline for my final major project for my Master's degree is just after Christmas, so I will have no time at all around that then to make anything, and I found the most perfect fibre for him the other day. I'm not entirely sure what it is, but I'm guessing it is a Merino/ Silk mix in a slate grey. Perfect for him as he dislikes wearing bright colours. In fact, he dislikes all colours other than black, white and grey- so this dark, slate grey was a good find! I have around 450 grams, so I might be able to eeek out a jumper for him- if not, I was thinking a nice matching scarf and hat set. He's not really that into knitwear, so perhaps a scarf is the safest bet…


  1. Well done for coming out the other side of your course! Looking forward to seeing your new stuff and spinning again!