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I’m Fiona.  I’ve just finished my Law degree at the University of Durham, which I adored to pieces to the extent that I’m about to go and do another one up in Edinburgh.  Wish me luck, yes?  I love the theatre, folk music, Victoria sponge cakes and a good book.  It is my opinion that the British countryside is a sight to behold and it will take me at least the rest of my life to get in the slightest bit tired of it.  I also love textiles of all kinds, but particularly knitting.  I can now spot alpaca yarn from thirty paces.

I’ve started designing miscellaneous knitted goods. Some of them are quite nice. You can find them under the ‘Patterns’ tab at the top of this page, or, if you’re on Ravelry, you can take a nosey here.

I’m learning, with the help of my lovely mum and various old-but-fantastic books, to mess about successfully with a sewing machine.  I dabble in fabric painting and stencilling, have an extensive collection of different coloured embroidery threads and am currently thoroughly overexcited because I’ve just learned how to crochet properly.  Now I’m not sure why so many knitters seem to insist they have a mental block on it.

At some point, I’ll get a better camera than the one on my phone, and then you’ll never hear the end of it.

You can find me on Facebook if you ask nicely, on Twitter here and on Ravelry here.  If you have a question about one of my patterns, or need any help, you can email me at fiona.barnett4ATgmailDOTcom.

If you like what you see, please support all the pretty things and take the handmade pledge. I pledge to buy handmade for myself and my loved ones, and request that others do the same for me.



1. Martin - November 2, 2009


How the hell do you know Jenny?



stitchthisdarling - November 3, 2009

Martin! MARTIN Martin! I’ve just spotted your e-mail address, hello! I went to college with Jenny’s sister Clare. At home we live within about twenty miles of each other. It’s a bloody small world, is it not? x

2. Jenny - July 22, 2010

I just find it odd that you two have encountered one another at Durham. I guess it’s the stage/techie thing, right? That and the fact that Durham is perhaps the smallest city to have earned the distinction and it’s Cathedral is probably more than big enough for all the residents of Durham put together.


Fiona - July 22, 2010

It is impossible to be a student in Durham and not know Martin. That’s just how it works. It just so happens that when I first met him he was wearing a sailor suit.

Smallest city in the UK is London. Technically it’s only a square mile. Bit of trivia for you there.

JaneR - October 6, 2010

Aha – but what about St David’s – not England but still the UK?

Fiona - October 7, 2010

I’ve just had a look and you’re absolutely right. I stand corrected!

3. JaneR - October 8, 2010

Yes but St David’s is so small it is often overlooked (I love Pembrokeshire and holidayed neare St David’s this year and last year). I also grew up near Durham and it is a pretty small (though very lovely!) city.

Fiona - October 8, 2010

It’s clearly very easily overlooked! Lovely part of the world, though. I love that Durham is so small, it’s one of the things that drew me to it.

4. Tigers Eyes - October 22, 2011

Just.. randomly saying hi =)

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