Design life

Out of office is on, time to relax

It hit me the other day when I was writing about " A day in the life of a knitting and crochet designer" that I have been pulling some pretty long shifts lately and pushing my creativity pretty hard without decent breaks or set time off to relax. BUT that won't be the case for much longer because tomorrow my partner and I are going on a beach holiday for one week and guess what... our hotel has no wifi in the rooms and a very small data limit per guest! I am so excited! (more…)

By Ruth Haydock, ago
Design life

Where I get my inspiration for my knitting and crochet designs

In my special series to celebrate my new website this week, I have shared with you the knitting and crochet designs that made me the designer I am today, what a day in the life of a knitting and crochet designer looks like and  things I have noticed since working for myself. In this post I am going to share with you where my inspiration comes from for my knitted and crocheted designs.

Where I get my inspiration

I get my inspiration for designs almost anywhere and for that reason I always carry a notebook that I can quickly sketch out some ideas before the idea floats away! However, I can summarise where I generally get my design inspiration from. (more…)

By Ruth Haydock, ago
Design life

The knitting and crochet designs that made me the designer I am today

Today (17 January) marks 5 months on since I went full-time as a designer! This week I am also celebrating my fabulous new website with special blog posts about my life as a Knitting and Crochet Designer. In this post I will share with  you the designs that have made me the designer I am today. Some designed by other people and some designed by me.

In the beginning...there was a golden slipper (made by me)

Every designer has their own origin story. It normally starts from the moment they learnt to knit or crochet. They quickly make their first projects and move onto more complicated techniques, more often than not they teach themselves these techniques from books or YouTube, working patiently on their new skill. Then it happens. They move from being a Knitter/Crocheter to a Designer when they realise that the pattern they really want does not exist out there and instead of giving up, they grab their hook or needles and they start to design it themselves. (more…)

By Ruth Haydock, ago