Am I Really Allergic To Wool?

When I owned a yarn retail business, one of the most common complaints I heard from customers, was that they couldn’t wear anything wool, because they were “allergic”. I am going to set the record straight, because wool doesn’t deserve a bad rap. In my posts, “My Love Affair With Wool” and “It’s All About…

Weekly Fave!

What is ticking? Ticking is a cotton or linen textile that is tightly woven for durability. In times past it was often used for bedding covers to prevent down feathers from poking through the fabric. Today, it is commonly found in upholstery fabrics. Classic ticking is a striped design in muted colors, such as brown, grey,…

Weekly Fave!

I was people watching the other day, and I saw many loose fitting, draping T-shirts and thought I would like to make myself one for summer. Lo and behold Churchmouse dropped an e-mail in my box with this simple T-shirt just as I had imagined – side slits and cap sleeves!

Weekly Fave!

Dries van Noten is one of my favorite designers. If you like designing and knitting your own garments, this oversized, cable knit vest is the inspiration to begin thinking about your Fall 2016 picks. This design was mentioned on Fringe Association’s post “Best of Fall 2016”.

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A beautiful round-up of scarves for the spring/summer season from Fringe Association. It probably is too late for a Mother’s Day gift, but I admit in the past I have stayed up late to finish a lace scarf the night before!