Gabriella Rankin (Nettle and Fern)
A former Young Poet of the Year, I have been writing since I was a teenager, and have been published in a variety of regional and national poetry anthologies. I've made a career out of playing with words, first as an editor of children's books, and now as a copywriter with my own business - Jackdaw Editorial. I live in Leigh with my husband Matt and my joyously mad toddler, Eleanor.
I have been knitting and working with fibre for several years. After making my first arm knitted blanket I've been hooked on the technique ever since and now enjoy sharing my knowledge with others who want to learn how to make their very own handmade pieces. I find the motion of knitting very calming and meditative. It’s a perfect way to ensure peace of mind and to get those creative juices flowing.