I took the photo for this picture five years ago, and wish I’d taken more. There is some amazing architecture in Troyes – medieval to modern all jumbled up together.
Just got around to taking a photo of my most recent picture, finished 30th December. My baby carrying the Beavers’ flag!
Just finished this seasonal picture. Wonder if we’ll get any snow this year?
Just completed this picture of a canal in Venice. Visited there on our long trip this year. Plenty of opportunities to get very lost, so no idea which canal or bridge it is! Knitted sideways due to the many vertical elements.
This is my new website to illustrate my knitted pictures, cushions, greetings cards etc.
I have knitted throughout my life and since 2006 have been obsessed with hand knitting images developed from photographs, most of which I have captured myself. I have not found anyone else working in the same way. None of the yarns used are bought specially, but are all collected as oddments and unwanted stock.
Just like wool oddments, photos trigger memories, and I aim to capture an expression, an attitude or moment in time, and make the viewer smile, maybe with recognitions of their own. Each split second portrayed in an image evokes many more memories surrounding the event.
I like to experiment with colour and texture, and mix yarns like paint to create an illusion of light, shade, depth and vibrancy. Even though traditional knitting methods are used, the free use of yarns creates fluidity in constructing a picture.