Sunday, 25 September 2011

Abstract Inspiration

Inspired by my friend and talented artist, Beatie, of Fox Design, I curated this list of abstract loveliness.

I hope you like it. My blog may be a little quieter than usual in the next little while as the "knitwear season" has begun, meaning I'll likely be up to the eyeballs in wool! It could be worse I suppose ;)

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Join the (Ox)jamboree!

Come join in the fun at the Edinburgh Oxjamboree - an Arts Market, Oxfam style! It's happening on Saturday 17th September from 10am - 4pm at the church on the corner of Pilrig Street & Leith Walk (map here).


The Oxjamboree will feature a range of stalls from lovely vintage finds to indie designs, crafts and jewellery. Don't miss the raffle, music and parlour games! You'll also be able to grab a cuppa and home-baked cake.

I'll be there too, along with handmade goodies from both my WildKittens and WildCat Designs ranges - do pop in and say hello! It's only 50p entry :)

The facebook event page is right here.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Happy Wool Week!

Did you know it's Wool Week this week?

Frankly, anything involving celebrating the wondrous qualities of wool is fine by me!

One of the highlights of Wool Week is an exhibition called "Wool Modern" featuring work by the likes of Alexander McQueen, Christian Lacroix, Sonia Rykiel and Julien Macdonald. It is part of the Campaign for Wool and will be held from 8th - 29th September at La Galleria in London. The aim of the show is to challenge people's perceptions of wool, a fibre which in my opinion really is somewhat underrated.

    Some things you might not know about wool:

  • it's antibacterial
  • when used as clothing or bedding, wool helps to regulate body temperature
  • it can absorb moisture and sound
  • it makes a good insulator
  • it's completely biodegradable and is a sustainable, natural product.
  • it is easy to dye (yay!)
  • it's also a relatively elastic fibre, meaning woolly things keep their shape better and for longer.

Love Wool UK is the crafty side of the Wool Week shenanigans - find out how you can get your craft on right here. (I intend to do a little bit of pub knitting myself this week!)

Wool Week 2011 runs from 5th-11th September in the UK.