Hoodlum Clothing

I’m interested in small businesses, especially those run by women. (You can read my interviews with seven such businesses here, here, here, here, here, here and here.)   This week I’d like to introduce a business  – Hoodlum Clothing – which I first discovered when I attended a student fashion show, here in Durham last summer. The student models on the catwalk were wearing extraordinary, luxurious, … Continue reading Hoodlum Clothing

Olympic gold medals and crafts

It’s official: knitting is good for you. Actually, knitting, sewing and quilting are all good for you. They absorb your attention and require the engagement of your hands. They de-stress you by drawing your mind away from its key preoccupations.  I have written about this before (click here to see the post). So it’s wonderful to know that British athlete Lizzy Yarnold is a knitter! … Continue reading Olympic gold medals and crafts