Talking craft and creativity with... Luise Roberts

Thursday, February 26, 2015

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March, we talk to a series of crafty authors about inspiration and what craft means to them


Sunday 8th March is International Women’s Day and to celebrate, we’ve spoken to some of our favourite female crafters about inspiration, creativity and what craft means to them. There will be a new feature every day this week so check back for more!

Meet... Luise Roberts

Luise Roberts is the author of Animal Hats to Knit, published by GMC (available to buy at She will hosting workshops throughout The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show and will visit GMC’s Author Lounge on Saturday 7th March. 


When did you start crafting and why?

Craft for me has always been an extension of play – I see the same process in my daughter. At first I may have been more drawn to the product of my efforts but quickly it was the process itself that drew me and fed my imagination.

When you starting new projects or coming up with new ideas, what inspires you?

Ideas and inspiration have never been a problem. I do enjoy living in this constantly changing world, with all its possibilities, and I sense ideas everywhere I go. Having said that, if I were to think of ideas as a product, I am at my most productive when I am working on other projects. As I work, my mind drifts and I imagine alternatives or variations. And, for me, ideas often have a humorous association which makes them easy to remember and enjoyable to revisit and develop. Sadly, I can find a stitch pattern or construction very amusing. It is possibly fortunate that I am often grounded by a brief or a house-style.







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