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Port Eliot Festival 2014 Review: Books, Food, Comedy, Craft & Fashion

From 24th-27th July the grounds of the stately home at Port Eliot in Cornwall once more played host to a wonderfully unusual and varied festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Port Eliot Festival by Maia Fjord
Port Eliot Festival by Maia Fjord.

I’ve been meaning to take in Port Eliot festival for several years but it has always been just that little bit too far away. This summer we were able to attend, thanks to a holiday in Cornwall with family.

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Craig Lawrence S/S 2012

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Presentation Review: Craig Lawrence

For S/S 2012, Craig Lawrence was apparently inspired by the cultural phenomenon of vajazzling, and presented a new selection of his finest knits that shimmered and sparkled under the lights of the Portico Rooms at Somerset House on Saturday 17th September.

Written by Miranda Williams

Craig Lawrence S/S 2012 by Meagan Morrison I’m quite partial to a knitted design – one of my favourite designers is Mark Fast, whose spun creations I yearn for, and […]

Alex Czinczel presents Burro de Change at Prick Your Finger

Currently running at the Prick Your Finger yarn shop in Globe Road: an animation by Alex Czinczel aka The Chinchilla: artist, lecturer, animator, knitter and donkey lover. Find out more...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Burro de Change by Alex Czinczel at Prick Your Finger. Prick Your Finger always host the most wonderful little exhibitions in their Globe Road yarn shop, and at the moment […]

Anna Calvi by Avril Kelly

Album Review – Anna Calvi

Her debut album is self titled, and vibrant red. Red with passion, lust and womanly desires.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Abby Wright Rider to the sea starts. With slow, sensuous notes, running then halting. We wait. This is like some sort of Spanish guitar tease; the heroin with […]

TwitterKnitter warms up Camden

Do a good deed today and send a tweet to #warmupcamden, to help the crafty people of TwitterKnitter knit for the homeless.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Illustration by Avril Kelly ‘Does my neck look fat in this?’ ‘My other scarf is an alpaca.’ ‘Under this scarf is a lovebite from Santa.’ Have a look at the […]

It’s National Wool Week!

The Campaign for Wool and Prince Charles join forces to promote this fashionable, durable and sustainable material in style…

Written by Nick Bain

Illustration by Danielle Andrews London is phenomenal, a vast ever evolving metropolis where nothing stays still and sleep is for the dead. As much as it tires you out, the […]

An Interview with Ethical Fashion Designers Makepiece

Camilla Sampson talks to Beate Kubitz, founder of ethical fashion knitwear label Makepiece, about knitting, romance and Shetland sheep...

Written by Camilla Sampson

Illustration by June Chanpoomidole While Spring turns to Summer, London Fashion Week AW10 may fade in our memories, but the designers that drew us in certainly won’t. One such designer […]

The Craftivist Collective

Hannah Bullivant explores the merging of Crafts and Activism.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Illustration By Ali Haines As far as combinations go, craft and activism is a particularly thrilling one for me; akin to jeggings (jeans and leggings) coatigans (coat and cardigan) and […]


Valentine’s Day- Pas Pour Moi?

A special Valentine's Day need not be bland! Art editor Valerie Pezeron's pick combines the creepy, the sexual and the enticing.

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Illustration courtesy of Mari Mitsumi Valentine’s Day is soon to creep upon us and discharge its usual bile inducing or saccharine coated brand of bland commercial overload. What is a […]


Marie-Louise Vogt: The New Era Knitter

Hamburg, Germany

Written by Camilla Sampson

Maire-Louise Vogt a designer from Hamburg, has created an up-to-date take on knitting for her Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Her focus on traditional creative methods, does not allow – even an inch of […]


LU FLUX – Sowing old fabrics into something new.


Written by Aindrea Emelife

“The clothes act as an antithesis to the way of the disposable modern world, making something new out of something old, reducing waste and consuming less” Lu Flux Ethical fashion […]

Fashion Listings 14th 20th September

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Monday 14th Rankin at The Truman Brewery It’s the last chance to see Rankin’s retrospective in Brick Lane this week. The exhibition moves through Rankin at university exploring the well […]


Prick Your Finger knitting talk at Howies

The knitting revival

Written by Satu Fox

Howies in Carnaby Street hosted a very cosy and exclusive “lecture” this week on the joys of knitting. The event was part of the Do lectures project – or a […]

Art Listings: 22nd 28th June

Art Listings

Written by Alice Watson

Small Words Novas Contemporary Urban Centre 73-81 Southwark Bridge Road London SE1 0NQ Until 3rd July Mon – Sat 10:00am – 5.00pm Free Entry A truly unique exhibition in that […]


Taylor Made Menagerie

Interview: Hannah Taylor

Written by Jonno Ovans

For anybody out there who ever got given a jumper that was too big for them by doting aunt or grandparent – Hannah Taylor, the Ravensbourne graduate whose praises I […]

Prick Your Finger: Who is Mary Jane?

Preview, London

Written by Polly Corrigan

How important is the relationship between an artist and her aunt? For Miriam Zadik Gold, whose latest exhibition ‘Who is Mary Jane’ opens at Prick Your Finger on June 18, […]

Kate Jenkins: Witness the Knitness!

Exhibition Preview, London

Written by Alice Watson

The smoking ban of two long summers ago that plighted many a filthy nicotine habit may be an odd choice for artistic inspiration, but the marvelous Kate Jenkins took it […]

Pom-pom circumstance

New trend

Written by Jonno Ovans

When you think of the humble pom-pom you think of children’s clothes, of gigantic sombreros for tourists, unsightly snow boots and poodles with dodgy haircuts. Experimenting with pom-poms always seemed […]


‘Jolie Fleur’: In My Garden I am Queene by Fleur Oakes

at Prick Your Finger

Written by Roisin Conway

The beautiful window display this month at Prick Your Finger is bound to catch the eye of even the most unobservant passer-by; Fleur Oakes has embroidered a corset by with […]

Art Lisitings

Exhibitions, events and general good vibes, 4th-11th May 2009

Written by Roisin Conway and Violette Nlandu Ngoy

Art Against Knives 4th-5th May 2009 The creme de la creme of East London’s artists and designers come together for Art Against Knives: a 2 day event and exhibition to […]