5 Question Interview #77

We put 5 Questions to Phillip & Katherine from Smither & Jones/Knitted By Nails...

What’s the secret origin story of Smither & Jones/Knitted By Nails and how did it all come together?

Smither & Jones and Knitted By Nails both started with Katharine and me creating Doctor Who items for ourselves. After showing them to people, we decided to set up Etsy stores selling things like Christmas decorations and cosplay items.

Since you started, what moment has been your highlight so far?

Sending our pants to California and a scarf to Melbourne!

What’s your favourite thing about what you do?

Looking around for inspiration for new items and being able to sit down in front of the TV to create them.

This is your first year at True Believers, what can people expect to find at your table on the day?

We’ll have a variety of handmade Doctor Who items and a fandom Christmas tree.

If you could pick one line or moment from a comic, which would it be?

The first appearance of the question mark underpants, of course! There is a panel in the Doctor Who Magazine comic story ‘The Glorious Dead’ where the Eighth Doctor is wearing them. After the Twelfth Doctor mentions wearing them in The Zygon Inversion, this became the inspiration to make them for a Doctor Who cosplay. They were then our first product.

Thanks Folks.

Be sure to stop by the Smither & Jones/Knitted By Nails table at #TBCF2017 and say "Hello"!