Welcome to my website and blog. I hope you enjoy your visit and if you have any questions about my work or would like to book me for an artist’s talk, or a knitting or stitching workshop, please get in contact.


Connect with me on Instagram @nickybarfoot for arty stuff and dogs and @nickybarfootknits for all things woolly.

And on Facebook on my page Nicky Barfoot Art and Knitwear.


My accessible art, embroidery and knitting patterns are designed to delight and entertain. Inspired by Pop Culture, people and animals, my work takes a light hearted look at the human condition using the unaffected simplicity of furry and feathered muses.

I have won a number of accolades including Gold in the UK Knitted Textile Awards in 2014 for my knitted dog head sculptures and Silver in 2013 for my knitted life paintings.

In 2012 I was delighted to be placed second in the Rowan International Design Competition with a modular constructed, 1920s inspired knitted evening top.

In 2017 I was excited to work with DMC Creative designing four exclusive embroidery kits for them.

On this site you will find workshop news, some examples of my recent work, along with a blog where I keep you up to date with what’s going on, current inspiration and a few “know how” posts in support of my patterns and workshops.