twenty titles

It’s the launch day of our twentieth book!

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A Summer in socks

Rebecca Osborn’s bluestocking summer

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Sanna

A glorious west coast beach

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3 nbo

In praise of the brilliantly simple 3 needle bind off

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a chat with Nicole Pohl

Nicole tells us more about her work on the women of the Bluestocking circle

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two new projects

News about Inkling, and The Bluestocking Club

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black teacher

Celebrating the work of a trailblazing black British woman writer

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other people’s stories

On time, memory, and what it means to tell someone else’s story.

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on not being sure

A squeaky toy? A rusty gate? How do we begin to learn about birdsong?

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mend

We celebrate the new edition of Wheesht with this essay exploring the creative work of mending and Celia Pym’s inspiring practice

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the fabric of memory

Do you dream in textiles?

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making time

We were able to put quite a few things in the KDD shop last week, including our brand new 10 Years in the Making book. The book is now available for wholesale too, so if you are a bookshop or yarn store (or know a bookshop or yarn store) who would like to stock this…

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serendipity

A few of you asked about the changes KDD has made to the way we use big tech and social media – and about where to begin when considering making similar changes. As a starting point, I would suggest reading Shoshana Zuboff’s The Rise of Surveillance Capitalism, which I read back in the middle of…

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working through winter

It is that time of year in Scotland when the clocks are about to “go back” (when our time reverts to GMT, rather than BST). My bipolar has always had seasonal triggers (generally in very early spring, and then following the autumn equinox) and for me, as for so many other people, this time of…

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Glasgow’s atelier economy: then and now

Today I thought I’d share with you the introductory words I wrote for People MAKE Glasgow . For me – a former eighteenth-century specialist – the connections between Glasgow’s eighteenth-century past and its twenty-first century present have always been apparent, and I really enjoyed having the opportunity to write about those connections here. People MAKE…

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