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Author Archives: Inner Wild

  • Inspiration: rough fibres and smooth bone

    Ethical sustainable chillwave. Gentrify semiotics cold pressed, narwhal hashtag cardigan artisan swag raw denim wolf tilde.

  • Inspiration: being Hebridean

       Tha an fhuil làidir. The blood is strong.   Harris Tweed and Shetland wool. Hebridean wool from our native sheep. Harris wool tagged by weavers captured for knitting.

  • Spring: quickening creativity

    As we are all part of nature we feel the quickening in early Spring, a tingling of life force awakening inside us, a desire to rampage into newness. I wonder if like the sap in plant stems that is suddenly rising and full of vigour, we too have this response in our bodies. All things …

  • Caledonia Shrug: Who wore it better?

    I have now finished designing the new INNER WILD knitting patterns template. Joy! And I just wrote up the pattern for this INNER WILD Caledonia Shrug worn by Claire in Outlander. It made me laugh to see how differently the exact same Caledonia Shrug could look! I thought you might appreciate the fun of it …

  • Metamorphosis: Rustic Gathering Bodice in Donegal Wool

    BEFORE: Super rustic, gorgeously toothy pure Donegal wool on the cone, bamboo needles, my fingers, what we will make today? AFTER: Of course, a dreamy Inner Wild Gathering Bodice Donegal Wool on the cone, you are so tactile and textured you should be allowed to show off a bit. Yes, it does mean working in …

  • Winter: potent hibernation

    Short days, wild winds, stormy seas. The glory of winter darkness hibernation, wrapping ourselves in cosy woollens, swaddling our spirits in the gestation time, quietening our minds, listening with stillness to the sounds of nature. Here we are in the deep mid-Winter with arrows pointing back to Autumn and forwards to Spring in the eternal …

  • For the wild knitters: Inner Wild patterns

    Inner Wild wilderness wear for dearhearts knitting patterns available on amazon: Inner Wild knitting patterns on Kindle The first Inner Wild knitting patterns, available on amazon since 2015, are: Wanderer Warmers, Seafoam Warmers, Unfurled Bodice, Stag Antler Warmers, Hebridean Neck Cuff, Ancestors Apron, Sweetheart Arm Warmers and for Outlander fans – The Celtic Mitts. But don’t download …

  • As familiar as skin: Harris Tweed

    When you grow up in the Hebrides among your tough Harris Tweed-clad menfolk and the smell of wet tweed and feel of rough wool is as familiar to you as your own skin you have permission to mess with it.  The ancient coming together of our island sheep wool in woven and knitted form is …

  • Inspiration: Faerie Magazine

    When Faerie Magazine tweeted about the interview with INNER WILD last week, {what a magical experience that was!} it reminded me how shocked I was when I realised how many INNER WILD creations I’ve modelled over the years wearing fairy paraphernalia. And yes, even with an actual fairy! How have I accumulated so many pairs …

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