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  • A Bundle Dye Experiment – Colour from Foraged Plants

    Winter isn't a great time for foraging. It really isn't; plants are mostly dormant, and colour comes best from new leaves, fresh growth. But I'm an...
  • Episode 6 of the Podcast – FOs galore, how I wasn't always good at knitting, and lichen dye

    In this episode I'm showing some new warm-coloured yarns that have been added to the website, quite a few projects I finished over the festive brea...
  • The Skua Rhombille Jumper – Combining Yarns and Altering Sizing

    At Yarnporium back in November, I told so many people how I loved the combination of my Mendip 4-Ply yarn in Fox (Stormy) with Caia Baby Alpaca in ...
  • Episode 5 of the Podcast – Quick chat, knits and plant dyes

    A quick pre-Christmas episode while I finish up a lot of work before taking a festive break. I talk a little about what I'm knitting and recent exp...
  • Garden Colour – Dyeing with Plants in Suburbia

    I've long been fascinated by plant dyes. It had also been a long time since I've used any until recently. For the first time as an adult, I have sp...
  • Episode 4 of the Podcast – A love of orange, darning socks and making calendula oil

    The podcast has reached its fourth episode! I realise there are many podcasts with hundreds of episodes, but I'm still excited about each new one a...
  • 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 – New designs, new yarn base, and stranded colourwork

     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 – Mendip KAL, frogging, spinning textured yarn and making sloe gin

    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...