My name is Linda
Jackson, I design stitch-based fabrics and publish my designs for machine
knitting, handknitting, cross stitch, needlepoint and rugmaking, under
the name of Artika Designs. I have been shipping chart design booklets
to enthusiasts all over the world since 1990 and write about colour,
design and design software for specialist publications, as well as producing
a small range of handmade knitted and crocheted accessories which you
can see on a different website.
Since I was a very
young child I have always had a passion for knitting, designing and
textiles, however in the interests of joining up the threads of my life
(!) I should say that in a parallel universe I am a French teacher in
the Adult Education sector, and former lecturer in linguistics and French
at the University of Surrey.