I'm always collecting inspiring images, taking photographs and collecting bits and bobs. I've got some pinboards in my studio where I start putting ideas together. My current collection, 'Buttonbox' based on the button box that used to belong to my Nanna - so there's lots of memories and nostalgia in there too!
Next I put together a mood board. This often has colours on, but sometimes I also make a colour board to help with choosing yarns.
Once I've ordered my yarn I work on patterns, and then when the yarn arrives the sampling begins!
My 'mix and mis-match' style brings together different patterns in colours in a unique way - it's certainly great fun putting pieces together!
I now have a core selection in each collection, but continue with some 'one-off's' too!