Blog

  • New patterns: Aspis hat and Tildearth cowl!

     I'm really excited to share a couple of my recent self-published knitting patterns, the Aspis hat and Tildearth cowl! Both designs use similar wei...
  • Episode 3 of the Podcast

     I'm back with a third episode! I'm having so much fun making these and sharing them with you. In this episode I'm sharing some exciting new things...
  • Episode 2 of the Podcast

    After a lot of lovely feedback from the inaugural episode , I'm so glad to have released the second episode of the Marina Skua Podcast! In this ep...
  • The Marina Skua Podcast is here!

    I'm rather excited to announce that the first episode of the Marina Skua Podcast is live!The video is on YouTube, and in it I talk about a couple...
  • All about tech editing

    Tech editing is such an important part of the knitting industry, especially with so many indie designers publishing their own patterns now.  So I...
  • Colourwork Consequences: knitting friendships

    ​ Knitting is often a solitary hobby; quiet, contemplative. But I’ve found that knitters tend to like other knitters – so we go to knit nights, jo...
  • Fibre Focus: Flax Processing

    As we’ve had some sunny days here in the UK recently, I’ve begun to think about projects for warmer weather and the fibres that are suitable for t...
  • What can I do with scrap yarn? Jumbo knitting!

    Anyone who has done a knitting project or two will know that you almost inevitably end up stockpiling lots of small quantities of left-over yarn –...
  • Introducing the Fernhill Hat

    Since moving back to Bath I’ve been working regularly as resident Wool Person with Fernhill Farm, an eco-farm to the south-west of Bath. It’s so ...
  • Slow fashion: a hand-spun jumper

    Rejecting fast fashion Probably in response to ‘fast fashion’ – the wasteful and damaging trends in cheap clothing – the term ‘slow fashion’ is cr...
  • Taking time for enjoyment

    I seem to have become one of those ‘always busy’ people, somehow. Multiple projects are in various stages of progress around my workroom; endless ...
  • Peak District scavenged yarn

    Determinedly green hills, tumbling stone walls, beaten exposed rock and indispensable pubs – a short break in the Peak District was just what I ne...