Tuesday, October 9, 2007

i'm moving

I'm consolidating my blog ... its all going next door onto the http://sarahshepherddesign.blogspot.com/ page. Come on over!

Monday, October 8, 2007


Well I've finished the 'flight' collection, but as two of the three designs are going into production I can only show you one of them. The tui design.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

home on the farm

back in nz for a brief visit

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

fiesty red

I was getting bored of the pale blue scarf I was knitting, so introduced a deep red ... perhaps a bit radical ... but more interesting nonetheless. I intend to stitch red stripes up the scarf as well ... to help the red end of the scarf feel and look more at home ... don't let it be said that I don't care for my colour's feelings! The pattern is from a Rebecca magazine ... bit silly to buy a whole magazine packed with loads of patterns ... and use only the scarf pattern ... oh well.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I'm working on a new collection of designs at the moment ... its focused on NZ birds ... these are some of my early sketches. I'm getting quite homesick looking through all the beautiful images of New Zealand on flickr especially those from 'go wild'and 'whereisbrent'

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

love letters

here's some of what I printed on the course in Glasgow

Sunday, July 29, 2007


coming to my website soon ... some of the images of my interior fabrics that are selling through Hemptech in New Zealand and Australia

Thursday, July 26, 2007

a wee bit of colour

on a course in dyeing and printing on textiles with Joanna Kinnersly Taylor in Glasgow, Scotland ... a wee pic from the studio

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

noah's booties

Inspired by the gorgeous wee booties on brooklyntweed I searched out this free pattern from Saartje's knits. These are work in progress shots of course ... but I'm a little worried that I may have created a noah's ark!

Friday, July 6, 2007

round and round

I'm making a brooklyn tweed 'raspy' jersey for my beloved ... endless rounds of knitting ... I now understand why knitting is the new yoga ... I end up totally 'zen'ed out after 20 minutes. The aroha pillow is from native agent a wonderous store in Auckland NZ.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

sanquhar gloves

A Scottish friend of mine told me about these gloves that are traditionally made in the village she grew up in of sanquhar ... another project!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

mixing a potion

I've often been told I'm much like a witch when I'm hunched over my colourful potions, dyeing fabrics ... so I was quite amused when I looked at the dye liquor in this photo I took ... it seems there is indeed a little bit of magic going on in my dyeroom!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Lilly butterfly

Little Lilly in the dress I knit her for her first birthday

Saturday, April 21, 2007

another hat ?

lazy Saturday afternoon, knitting, tea drinking and reading my fav mag

Thursday, March 15, 2007

bridge to terabithia

A movie I worked on last year is out ... very exciting ... nice to see some of the prints I did in the pics on the web ... this tshit print an (then) 8 year old friend of mine drew ... supposedly there is a drawing of me before an after a makeover in it?? official site

Monday, February 5, 2007

Loop de Loop

a new project ... went to london and bought wool for a jersey for my boyf ... I just love that LOOP shop

Sunday, January 28, 2007


I was checking out this and discovered the brioche stitch and the two-colour brioche stitch ... oooh looks like another new project

Saturday, January 27, 2007


new project ... hat for nephew ... it seems i only knit for my family ... trying to figure out how to do the ear flaps without knitting down ... i want to curve the rib by increasing and decreasing ... lets see if i can figure it out. my fav mag in the pack of the mix ... selvedge