About me


I’m a textile designer turned tutor turned author turned designer again….guess that’s how a 25+ year work pathway goes!

I live and work in North London, but I was raised by the sea so I have a love of open space and windy shores. My studio is a mass of lushly textured yarns and inspiring books, but it’s sometimes a bit of a mess; creativity isn’t tidy, is it?

I write pattern books sometimes, and I teach people who want to learn to handknit, crochet or machine knit. When I’m not doing that I’m making pieces for my two labels: Cheese at Fourpence, which houses my kids’ knits, and Lord and Taft, which has my adults’ knits and homewares.

I’m a non-meat eater so there might be the odd recipe on here; I do love cooking, and am addicted to going to London’s amazing food markets.


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