I am a freelance author and designer, specialising in knit and crochet. My passion for colour has been with me throughout my life from the heady days of Biba in the ‘70s to the pared down Scandinavian influences of today. I love different colours and different strengths of colours for different reasons and so the choice of palette for a project is often the first part of the design process for me. When a yarn company brings out a new colour, I immediately want to start working with it and testing how it behaves with other colours. I am also fascinated by different textures and love to explore how different stitches and yarns can influence a piece.
My first book, ‘I Love Crochet’, (co-written with Rachel Henderson) was published in 2007.
I co-authored ‘Exploring Colour in Knitting’ with Emma King, (Collins and Brown August 2011).
My first stitch directory, ‘200 Crochet Stitches’ (Search Press) was published in Sept 2013 and
‘Hello Crochet’, (Pavilion) was published in Sept 2014.
September 2015 will see the publication of ‘150 Favourite Crochet Blocks’ (Search Press).
I have been a regular contributor to Knitting, Making and Let’s Knit magazines.
The launch of sarah-hazell.com is about providing a new platform for my work. The website will concentrate on small, stand-alone collections that focus on particular themes. Some of these will be seasonal, some will be trend driven and others will be more abstract or yarn focused. On the blog I will talk to you about my inspiration as well as yarn and stitch choices. I will be working with Fiona to produce kits for some of the projects too.
I am delighted to be working with The Island Wool Company and think Navia Duo is a great choice for colourwork and crochet.