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Currently Craving: A Hobby

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When I saw the cover to Close Knit, it struck me that this is precisely what I crave this month: the chance to learn/improve my skills; a more sustainable approach to style (the rate I knit those scrunchies will be the ultimate slow fashion accessory); something I can do by candlelight if the threatened power outages become a reality; a money-saving hobby. The list goes on and on but what really makes me excited about this book are the dynamic designs by ‘Europe’s hippest textile designer’, the very Insta-friendly, Lærke Bagger.

I want every single one of these creations so may just have to enlist the skills of my mother-in-law if I want that fabulous coat any time before Christmas.

Close Knit: 15 Patterns and 45 Techniques from Beginner to Advanced by Lærke Bagger is published by Prestel



Mon 1 Jul 2024

Dr Brian Briggs – “Brian is fine” – divides his time between Llanelli’s Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Wetland Centre, where he is senior reserve warden, and his ‘other

nik kershaw
Fri 31 May 2024

Nik Kershaw’s debut album Human Racing came out in 1984 and saw him dominating the singles chart with tracks including Wouldn’t It Be Good, I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me and Dancing Girls. Swiftly followed by The Riddle, Nik spent 62 weeks in the charts and was one of the musicians to play Live Aid in July 1985.

Nell Mescal pwj9ug
Fri 31 May 2024

For the uninitiated, Nell Mescal (yes, sister of actor Paul) is an Irish singer-songwriter who hit the festival circuit hard last summer, playing (amongst others) The Great Escape, BST Hyde Park, Boardmasters and Live at Leeds. This year, she’s headed to Oxfordshire and Alex James’ Big Feastival for August bank holiday weekend. Eloise Lonsdale caught up with her to find out more about her musical style and her recently launched EP, Can I Miss it For a Minute.

Sea Girls Credit Blacksocks qoafap
Fri 31 May 2024

2024’s Truck line-up looks to be one of its best yet, balancing big names with emerging artists and beloved regulars. As an event, it has come to mark start of the summer holidays for its devoted attendees, but how about the acts? We caught up with Oli Khan, drummer in indie-rock band Sea Girls to get the bands-eye view.