Written Work

As well as designing patterns for hand knitting I have written articles for a number of national and international knitting publications.

Here are just a few examples of my work.

Cover of Knit 2 Socks in 1 by Safiyyah Talley

Knit 2 Socks in 1

Written by US based designer Safiyyah Talley this book, I was honoured to be asked to write the foreword for this book which explores an innovative approach to sock knitting. 

Cover of Yarn + Stitch Magazine

Yarn + Stitch

This special edition journal celebrates Yarningham, the UK's only Black-led fibre event. As an ardent supporter and friend of the organising team I was more than happy to write the foreword to this very special publication.

Cover of Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall/Winter 2021 issue

Vogue Knitting Magazine

Winter 2021/2022

Not only was former First Lady Michelle Obama the cover star of this issue but it also featured my profile of Shetland based knitwear designer Niela Nell Kalra.

Cover of Laine Magaine Autumn 2021 issue


'Jeanette Sloan Talks Fibre' is my regular contribution to Finnish publication Laine.

Each issue I try to gain an insight into the work and creative mind of an inspiring fibre artist.

Cover of Knitting Magazine isue 187
Cover of Knitting Magazine issue 196

Black People Do Knit & A Colourful Debate

Back in 2017 I wrote two articles for Knitting Magazine exploring issues of racism, lack of diversity and the under-representation of BIPOC or black, indigenous and people of color in the fibre industry and crafting community. 

To read those articles in full, click on an image,

Both articles are copyright © GMC Publications and are reproduced here with permission. 

If you like my work and feel my writing could bring a new voice to your publiction then why not GET IN TOUCH 

Close up of Camouflage for a New World article written by Jeanette Sloan for Vogue Knitting Magazine