Knitting Inspiration: Kaffe Fassett

This 5 minute video lets Kaffe Fassett describe in his inimitable, colourful way, how he discovered knitting and brought his painterly eye to it, bringing a wave of colour into 1980s knitting in Britain. Also, don't miss another post on this blog about quilting here.  Both these videos are recorded in his home, which …


artistic process – Ben Stamper

Growing to appreciate the works of this videomaker, also impressed by his comment on the artistic process, on his Facebook page: "observe first, recognise later"  

Getting Started Writing Poetry as a Career – Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage, poetry, writing, inspiration, tips

Simon Armitage, a living writing poet, talks about his writing in 2010, and gives practical tips for writing poetry. "I've always been interested in poetry because it's so powerful: so few words, space on the page, and all around it.  So there's an intensity there that I admire." Getting keen to write His main …