Tax Changes to Pattern Sales

Changes to Pattern-Selling & Ebooks
Due to law changes, 2015 sees a few changes to how customers within the EU can buy my patterns. Please understand that a) these changes are not my decision and b) some of these changes may be temporary as various platforms work out how best to respond to the new laws.

Are you in the UK or live outside the EU?

Move on. Nothing will change for you.

Are you in an EU member state other than the UK?

Read on.

Single patterns:

Whether you buy my patterns through my website or via Ravelry, you will now be redirected to LoveKnitting to complete your purchase. Ravelry and LoveKnitting have entered into a partnership to make the law changes easy and transparent for you as a consumer. LoveKnitting will handle the financial transaction while Ravelry will add your new pattern to your library. Important: when you buy a pattern now, you will see the pattern price plus your local VAT rate displayed. LoveKnitting will collect the VAT and hand it over to your local government. If you do not already have a LoveKnitting account, you will need to register with them.

Please note that my previously announced price changes will go into effect in 2015, but I am trying very hard to keep prices as low as I possibly can. Depending upon where you live, the added VAT on top may make it look like a very dramatic price hike but the VAT rate is decided by your local government (who also collects it).


There is currently no way of offering special discounts or promotions via the LoveKnitting/Ravelry integration, so unfortunately any future promotions will not be available to EU citizens outside the UK. I am very sorry.

E-books/pattern collections:

There is currently no way of selling e-books or pattern collections via the LoveKnitting/Ravelry integration. This means you won’t be able to buy My E book collections. via the LoveKnitting checkout. However, if you want to buy my collections, please get in touch with me using the contact form on this page. There are ways to work around this issue but I want to discuss them with you on an individual basis.

Please note: I view all this as temporary measures as marketplaces adjust to the new laws. I am looking into other distribution options as well, so do keep an eye on this



He’ll sit in the barn,

And keep himself warm,

And hide his head under his wing,

Poor thing!

The North Wind doth blow,
And we shall have snow,

And what will the dormouse do then?

Poor thing!

Rolled up like a ball,

In his nest snug and small,

He’ll sleep till warm weather comes in.

Poor thing!

This has survived since the 16th century but will always have meaning to little children.
It is raw today and Yes I can smell snow and I see the animals getting ready for the long dark days to come.

Keep knitting enjoy your hours in the dark and stay warm.

Only a few skeins of yarn left and my thrill at sending my Harwood Heritage yarn out of our tiny local post office to America was better than Christmas.
Lots of new designs flooding through for these yarns and the latest one literally finished bar the photography. Just have to have mine

Kit for this ready soon it is called ‘Boxes


Finishing commissions , book signing , new designs and waiting for a new granddaughter makes for a busy time.

A client has ordered one of my tryptich pieces based on the sweet pea.

1 new jacket done and a bag . silks dyed for flower work.
Amazing wedding today of dear friends Mary and Mark.

New Items

Many new designs in the fabulous Harwood yarn from Chrissie Day


Another mesh shawl kit available.
Dots and Lines


Fabulous 2 colour slip stitch work ,short deep cowl with buttoned ribbed fastening or long wrap twice cowl.
Linen Stitch Cowl knit with Harwood BFL handdyed by myself to give colour contrast.


All these designs carry the’Made in the Yorkshire Dales ‘ label and will be available as kits on the. site.


A new branding for a new product,the knitting kits designed by me using all the wools designed and processed from my local wool from my local sheep here in the Upper Dale

They are all good from the Zwartbles worsted spun that I started with through to the BFL /Shetland mix (secret recipe blend) which is just beautiful to work and wear.Next we have a true pedigree yarn in our pure cream BFL worsted spun and the new kid on the block is the rare breed Teeswater a true long standing pedigree herd from Teesdale spun to a lovely shawl weight worsted spun and now being dyed by George and Louise.

If you cannot catch us at show near you or at my studio in Sedbergh at Farfield Mill you can now order online HERE


Saying Goodbye

Maybe it is a time in your life when you seem to be saying that long Goodbye so many times.
Today another Goodbye as I learnt another old friend who lived a wonderful life had left us.

I did feel sad but also glad I had known him for over a quarter of a century.Kendrick was a huge inspiration to my son and to many other young musicians.

I tend to plant trees when I am happy but also when I am sad so another tree will go in this week,a Norwegian Maple which eventually will soar high in these hills.

These words suit
I gave a share of my soul to the world, when and where my course is run.
I know that another shall finish the task I surely must leave undone.
I know that no flower, nor flint was in vain on the path I trod.
As one looks on a face through a window, through life I have looked on God,
Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.

Amelia Burr, American poet (1878 – 1968)


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