Our old house in Buckinghamshire, UK, was called Wyndlestraw House, a name derived from the gently twisted stems of dried flowers. The name was very appropriate for me as I love bunches of dried flowers and herbs hanging in the kitchen, releasing their wafts of summer perfume well into the chill of winter. We have moved many times since those days but still the memory of those perfumed bunches of flowers remains with me.
The designs here are not for flowers, but hopefully they also capture some of those byegone days: spinning, dyeing and knitting designs in an age-old fashion.
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Where I like to knit
Knitting Patterns - inspired by nature - crafted with nature in mind
Inspired by nature ...
My knitting is inspired by the world around me wherever I am. For example, the Rare Earth Cushions pictured here reflect the tones of the New England trees outside my window, still colourful even with the first snows on the branches.
Other designs spring from more southerly locations, such as the Ocean Currents Rug with its varying tones of deep blue capturing the colours in the warm waters of the Florida gulf.
The designs have a timelessness about them, just like the scenery that inspired them.
Crafted with nature in mind ...
I like to use natural materials wherever I can in my work, so that when the items have finished their active life they can safely return back to the earth from whence they came.
That always seems so important to me - for something to be not just inspired by nature but also crafted with nature in mind.
Please take some time to browse the knitting patterns here and be inspired to recreate some of these designs for yourself.