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Read it: Hand-knit Your Home By Melanie Porter

In January I set out my goals for the year:

  • (1) Find the best makers, artisans, creators, crafters possible I can and bring their experiences, stories, fabulous creations and inspiration together under one cyber roof…. and
  • (2) learn to knit.

Goal number 1 is getting under way – this website ‘The Make it Crowd’ is the first step on my exiting journey to help you  find your inner ‘maker’ and even make a living from it (if you want to!) More on that next time, but for now – big tick. Hoorah.

Next on the list – knitting. Well, it’s May and I can’t even so much as finger knit (and that really is going backwards because Michelle Jeeves and I were almost pro knitted friendship bracelet level aged 8).


Image courtesy: http://www.rylandpeters.com/blog

To give me an extra that extra boost I need to get started, I’m so pleased that knitted furniture extraordinaire Melanie Porter has brought out a new book ‘Handknit Your Home’. It’s packed with MIY (make it yourself – we’re the make it crowd after all!) ways to create Melanie’s trademark lamps, how to revamp chairs with wool and even how to knit your own Melanie Porter chunky knit rug.

If you don’t already know Melanie’s work, she is a textile designer turned knitted furniture Goddess and makes quirky unexpected homewares all through the medium of knitting. Do check out her pieces on her website here.

Images: http://melanieporter.co.uk

Her pieces are dramatic, fun, and exceptionally  ‘now’. If your budget doesn’t stretch to one of her amazing bespoke pieces right now, then grab yourself a copy of ‘Handknit Your Home’ and get your needles out.

Thanks so much Melanie for sharing the love and teaching us how to copy you for less – we salute you!



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