Clockwork Open Studio 7th 8th 9th DEC '12

This weekend's Sale in Camberwell London SE5 has an impressive list of participants, including Victoria Richards so if I don't appeal there are lots of other designer makers showing their wares ...

I have been invited to set up sale in the the old studio space of brilliant illustrator Gary Kaye.

Clockwork Studios was established in 1985 in South London by Noel & Margy Perkins in an old clock factory with the artistic community in mind. It houses quality diverse art businesses ranging from ceramics to stained glass.
At the turn of the 20th century 'The Fun Factory' as it was then known, was home to
Fred Karno's music hall performers and associated business. Two of his most notable performers, Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, passed through these doors. 

I am lured to the eclectic craft at Clockwork Studios by Victoria Richards' sumptuous ties - they represent the backbone to what little reputation I enjoy on Channel 4 News. But there are so many other treasures here too. Stuck for a hat, a pot, a thought, a fabric - look no further!" Jon Snow

Friday 6-9pm 
Saturday noon -6pm
Sunday noon - 5pm 


Busy with Sales.

It has been a busy few weeks with sales a plenty and still more to come....this is the next..

The Hand Sale last weekend at the beautiful 20thC Theatre, 291 Westbourne park Road, was the most diverse so far, amazing jewellery, cashmere, tee shirts, paperworks, fabulous French antiques and of course Little Badger. I met up with some old customers and Hand's visitors were the most glamorous so far ....... naming no names!
My old friend Sam was there, she will be selling Little Badger booties and a few other pieces in iconic shop The Cross from Friday 30th November. 

We were reminiscing, it was 17 years ago almost to the day, that The Cross first opened it's doors.  Sam and Sarah O'keefe of Hibiscus took a three month lease, way ahead of the  POP UP SHOP trend and were the first to stock Little Badger.
I can clearly remember my muse Martha crawling across the floor aged 10 months..... she will be 18 in a weeks time, she was and still is a Wild Child...

Lots of press for  Homemade this past month too;

With mentions in The Saturday Telegraph magazine by lovely Daisy Bridgewater, an offer in the Weekend Express, and this  great feature  in Deecember's edition of  Living South and it's sister magazine Blackheath and Greenwich's The Guide.
Thanks to journalist Karen Jensen Jones for interviewing me and writing such a lovely piece.
My name even made the cover.

My wonderful local bookshop in Dulwich Village has a display of some of the Christmas makes from Homemade Christmas and I shall be signing and selling books at a local school, Alleyns at their Holly Fair on Saturday 1st December.

Nearly time to say this

but not quite as there are 2 more sales after W14...

Meantime I  found this lovely image of a design I made about 10 years ago and would like to update it for next Winter '13. Inspired by the old American Mary Maxim patterns from the 1950's it still has huge appeal.


Little Badger sale dates

My blog is like a bus......nothing for months then 2 posts come along at the same time.

Here are my  pre Christmas sale dates

Selvedge Magazine's selection of the BEST Artisan makers around.......which wasn't what Daylesford was like....sadly. 

I will be selling Little Badger children's handknits and my new 2 latest books at the following events between now and Christmas. Please put the dates in your diary, follow me on Twitter or facebook and forward the information to anyone that may be interested in buying gorgeous, stylish hand knit jumpers hats booties and blankets for children from newborn to age 8.
I am frantically working on finishing another knitting book too and working out how to make an online shop so watch this space........

Selvedge at Chelsea Town Hall
Selvdedge Winter Fair
November 10th 10am -4pm
Chelsea Town Hall
Kings Road
London SW1

St Hilda's Shoreditch
15th November 
Thursday 11am -8pm
a collective sale with
St Hilda's community centre

Homeworks Sale 
18th November 
Sunday 10am-2pm
Salusbury School Canteen
Salusbury Road, 
London NW6 6RG

The Hand Shop
The 20th Century Theatre
22nd - 24th November
Preview  6-9pm 22nd
23rd 10am-6pm
24th 10am-5pm
291, Westbourne Grove
London W11 2QA

The W14 Sale
90 Edith Road London W14
30th November - 2nd December
Preview eve 30th 3-7pm 
1st 11am-7pm
2nd 11am - 5pm
90 Edith Road London W14

Clockwork Studios Sale
7th - 9th December
times to follow
preview Friday 7th 
Saturday 8th
Sunday 9th 

Bust Magazine Christmas Sale
16th December
12pm - 6pm
York Hall
5-15 Old Ford Road
London E2 9PJ 

Over and Out

logo by Hugo Guiness


Mice & Sheep Bootees

These bootees have just arrived from Peru and will be available to buy at all my sales.
I also have some black sheep but they were too shy to be photographed.....


Homemade Knit Sew Crochet & Christmas

My two latest books
Homemade Knit Sew Crochet & Homemade Christmas are published by Harper Collins on Monday October 11th.
In the meantime I am finishing my 6th book a knitting accessories book with Mitchell Beazley
Sneak preview pics will be here soon........