Just over one year ago, I published my first paid pattern on Ravelry. It was the second version of the Rose of Tyrone Shawl, and I got my flat mate Sam to model it in our back garden on that beautiful spring day in Auckland, New Zealand. The pattern was $2 USD, and I made… Continue reading My Story: Why I Design
Like most knitwear designers, when I first started I had no idea what I was doing. I don’t have a background in graphic design, so my patterns weren’t the most visually pleasing. But I’ve been learning a lot in the past several months, and I decided to re-release all of my previous designs with a… Continue reading Design Upgrades
Over the past 11 days, I’ve been working on a project for the Initiate Knit Design workshop run by Aroha Knits. Even though I have already published a few of my own patterns, I decided to sign up for this workshop (it’s free!) to see what more I could learn and to push me outside… Continue reading Initiate Knit Design Workshop!
On Wednesday night I went to see Janelle Monáe perform at the Pageant in St Louis. She was absolutely fabulous, and I still can’t believe I actually saw her live. However, I spent all day Wednesday freaking out about a bit of a fashion disaster. I had wanted to design a top to wear to… Continue reading Dirty Computer Fashion Disaster
Hello all! Today I’ve got a free pattern and photo tutorial for you – a circular crochet shoulder bag, perfect for summer! With all the beautiful photos of Wool and the Gang’s Ra Ra Raffia on Instagram, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I’ve been wanting a little straw bag all summer,… Continue reading Crochet Shoulder Bag Pattern and Tutorial
Is anyone else obsessing over Dirty Computer lately? It’s got everything – Janelle Monáe, Tessa Thompson (aka Marvel’s Valkyrie), radical social and political commentary, amazing costume design, and (obviously) brilliant music. Well, the one and only Janelle Monáe is coming to the Pageant in St Louis on July 11th, and my friends and I have… Continue reading Concert Time – What to Wear?