Cadaver Needle

2015

  • Shape - craft
  • Blade material 15n20 and 1084 Damascus steel
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Although I rarely take commissions, sometimes one comes along that I just can't resist. Last year a mortuary technician asked me to replicate her favourite cavader needle in damascus steel to celebrate her long service award.

Travelling Technician

2015

  • Shape - craft
  • Blade material 15n20 and 1084 Damascus steel
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Blade Show Award winner

135mm Curved Cadaver Needle 135mm Straight Cadaver Needle 155mm Scalpel 2 Specimen Bottles Notebook and pen

Although I rarely take commissions, sometimes one comes along that I just can't resist. Last year a mortuary technician asked me to replicate her favourite cavader needle in damascus steel to celebrate her long service award.

After completing the first needle, I wanted to take the idea of pretty medical equipment further so I made these two sets of tools for an imaginary peripatetic mortician. Although there are frequent historical examples of 'Field Surgery' kits, I liked the idea of making a set of beautiful autopsy or biopsy tools that a mortuary technican could be proud of and could carry with them.

The case is designed to open out and present the tools for easy use.

free range knitting

2011

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Exponential Coral

Crochet

This affective coral is made simply starting on six stitches. It is worked in a spiral, placing two stiches into every one. Most of the work was done in double stitches but the final row was worked in treble. After the first few rows, I started to work back and forth in order to enlongate the overall shape.

100% wool

Socks

2009

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My father taught me to knit socks on five needles when I was a child and I've dabbled with socks over the years since, mainly heavy socks for workshop boots. When my elderly mother-in-law lived with us, the knitting of socks made a ressurgence in our house. She was weak and her eyesight was bad so I would set her on knitting in order to give her something to do. Socks were small and light but my basic pattern had to modified as she couldn't cope with anything other than flat knitting. We knitted in blocks of colour so that the rows were easy for her to count and the socks are knitted by both of us – heels, toes and stitiching by me and everything in between by her.

(my thanks to my GORGEOUS foot model, Miranda Horne)

Felt

2006

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Small Handbag

A traditional piece of seamless felt.

100% Wool

free range knitting

2001

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Adult Jacket

I have a short attention span and easily bored, so multi directional knitting is a wonderfully complex way of constructing knitting. This jumper is 100% cotton; it was designed from a big felt-tip drawing that Miranda draw when she was tiny and the lines are made from spiral four-stitch cords.

100% cotton

free range knitting

2000

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Baby Jacket

Multi directional knitting is an wonderfully complex way of constructing a knitted piece. The design was draw full size from one of Miranda's baby drawings and then the knitting was figured out as it was being made. The lines are made from four-stitch cords.

100% cotton