Erika Knight nominated for Best of British in Craft Business Awards 2015

Just to let you know Erika Knight has been nominated in the Best of British category at the 2015 Craft Business Awards.

The awards are now in their 9th year and are highly regarded by the industry.

To vote;

Tweet @CraftBiz with the hashtag #CBAwards2015

Vote via the Craft Business website: www.craftbusiness.com Voting closes on 30th January 2015 and winners will be announced in the March / April issue of Craft Business magazine.

Big thanks,


Elizabeth Forster - Designer

I am highlighting a wonderful blog from Barbara Smith and in particular because of her research into the Elizabeth Forster designs.  Elizabeth designed from the 1940's to 1980's and at one point for "Wendy", with designs inspired by her travels.  These would look just as good on today and also influence today's designers.  Take a look at the first and second posts from Barbara.  I particularly like the South American inspired Llama skirt (these images belong to Barbara Smith)

Barbara is retired and lives in West Yorkshire:

"I returned to knitting at the end of 2009, after a long gap. I'm fascinated by old knitting patterns and women's magazines. Since 2011, I have been sorting and cataloguing the collection of publications held by the U.K.Knitting and Crochet Guild - magazines, pattern booklets, pattern leaflets and other publications. It is a wonderful resource for researching the history of knitting and crochet in the 20th century. With the centenary of the First World War in mind, I have been investigating the knitting and crochet activity at that time - the vast quantities of knitted comforts for the troops, but also what women made for their families and their homes."

Thank you Barbara and keep sharing your wonderful research.


Wendy Chunky Knit & Crochet Book 363

Need something special to add to your autumn/winter wardrobe - we have a new Wendy Chunky Knit & Crochet Book 363 out now.

With fifteen designs from blankets, heart Hoodie, Gilet and many more to choose from, there is something for everyone.

Take a look;

Click to find your local retailer.