There have been things happening in the knitting community recently that are unsettling. Knitters are being rightly challenged and although this can feel uncomfortable, we all need to do our part to listen, learn and change. If you don’t acknowledge that you have any part in that, we are unlikely to form a successful working relationship. For the avoidance of any doubt, recent events have led to my ending the working relationship with a former client.

Moving forward, if you as a designer, find difficulty accessing Technical Editing services due to being part of any marginalised group, I would love to hear from you. I want to use my skills however I can to help undo marginalisation. We can work something out.

I like to be a busy little bee...

Well there is nothing like an email from a total stranger attempting to buy your domain off you to spur on a bit of website updating...   Yes, it's true I don't update here very often but in the inimitable words of Granny Weatherwax 'I aten't dead'! Just very very busy because all my lovely designers are very very busy too.

A book review...

Elizabeth Doherty - Top down, reimagining set-in sleeve design.This book is for adventurous/experienced knitters who can think in 3D. It is especially relevant to garment designers, but there are lovely patterns and useful tips that will be enjoyable to intermediate and advanced knitters who just want to knit the pretty things.

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Here's the very first entry in my new blog! Time to talk all things tech-editing. Over the coming weeks I'll be writing a series on what we as tech editors do, why you need one, and possibly a bit about why you should choose me to polish your patterns.