Fluffy Fibers: Episode 18

Fireflies Rising Shawlette
Fireflies Rising by Curious Handmade, out of Kettle Yarn Co Islington in Chambray.
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1. A BIT OF SEWING (02:50)

 Jorna Tunic

1.a Finished:
Jorna Tank Dress in the tunic length, designed by Jenna Brand, out of Perfect Pattern Parcel #3 (also available separately on Craftsy).

1.b Upcoming projects:
Pavot jacket by Deer and Doe. Out of a purple cotton gabardine bought from Ma petite mercerie. I mention my purple coat with a silver lining – although I should also have mentionned my red maternity coat from 2011.
– blouse for my daughter
– lightweight quilt for my daughter

Deer and Doe Pavot + gabardine
Deer and Doe Pavot and purple gabardine


– Onion patterns kindly provided by Maria Denmark: Onion 2017 tunic, 1032 jacket and 2009 dress, all for one winner. Winner is HelenSewStylish for this linen skirt
– Two winners each won one pattern of their choice from Aesthetic Nest on Etsy. Winners are Tini for these beach bags and Speattle for this swimsuit.
– One post randomly selected from the chat thread on Ravelry to win a set of handmade kitchen towels by our very own Speattle on Ravelry. Winner is JennyAnne.

3. A BIT OF KNITTING (17:20)

Fireflies Rising shawlette - blocking

3.a Finishes
– Socks for me out of Biscotte & Compagnie Felix Autorayante yarn in the Cupcake colourway. I’m using Susan B. Anderson’s recipe.
– Fireflies Rising Shawlette by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade, out of Kettle Yarn Company Islington in the Chambray shade (shawl at top of post and blocking just above – yarn below).

Kettle Yarn Islington in Chambray - BFL and silk fingering. Purchased at Wild and Woolly in Hackney, London.

3.b In progress
Tube socks for my daughter, out of Biscotte et Cie Cupcake yarn.

3.c Future projects
Curious Collective Shawl by Helen Stewart
– cardigan out of my handspun for SPAKAL. Dithering between Metro and Twigs and Willows.

4. A BIT OF SPINNING (32:02)

Wildflowers - Fleurs des champs
Wildflowers handspun – fibre from Juno Fibre Arts

– I finished spinning and plying some Juno Fibre Arts superwash merino-nylon, pictured above.I called it Wildflowers – Fleurs des champs
– I just finished spinning the singles out of 200 grams of a tonal pink merino from Alysse Création, pictured below.

Merino handspinning
‘Murmure’ Merino from Alysse Création

I answer a request for tips on shopping for fabric.
I mention my post on Shopping for fabrics, yarn or embroidery notions in Paris.
I also mention Le Grand livre de la couture, edited by France Loisirs.
Websites mentioned: fabric.com , Pattern Review.

Credits: Music: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, mvt. 3 by Joseph Haydn, played by Mario Ajero.

2 thoughts on “Fluffy Fibers: Episode 18

  1. Becky says:

    I haven't had a chance to listen to the podcast yet– I usually save it for when I'm sewing– but I wanted to thank you for the link about fabric shopping in Paris. I'm visiting there in a couple of weeks, and this will definitely help with my planning! Merci!


  2. Margaret says:

    Merci, merci for another lovely and informative podcast, Isabelle! I love the purple shade of gabardine and can only imagine how lovely that will look as a Pavot jacket. Looking forward to seeing that. I did not know you also did quilting, but perhaps you will be able to discuss or show a picture of your daughter's quilt sometime in the future. Have a lovely autumn!


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