Category Archives: inspiration

Ask a Designer w/ Kephren Pritchett and Albina McLaughlan

A month or so ago, I asked you all what questions you have for knitwear designers . . . and wowza! you all came through with some brilliant ideas!  Two of my favorite designers, Kephren Pritchett and Albina McLaughlin, agreed … Continue reading

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The Better Sweater Series #3 Body, Swatch, and Sweater Measurement

Episode #3 in this series focuses on issues of measurement for bodies, swatches, and sweaters! We’ll chat about how to measure your body, what swatches can tell us, and how to read the knitting of a sweater for clues about … Continue reading

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To Learn: 2018 Edition

In the spirit of lists-past and with an eye towards growing and changing and learning more, I present my 2018 To Learn list in all its promising glory: Design a sweater–yep, I said it out loud! Meet more of you … Continue reading

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Episode 26: Survival Knitting!

Whoa it’s been about 3, crazy, fun-filled, work-filled weeks! But Episode 26 is now up and off running. And it’s all about survival knitting during times of creative exhaustion! I hope you find some inspiration here to keep on keeping … Continue reading

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Maker Feature: MiddleMist Makes

Hello Dear Fiber Folk! I am happy to have a few blogspots to share with you through November! In the midst of the cold and the dark, we’ll have some true beauty to enjoy! First up is a maker I … Continue reading

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Indie Dyer Feature: Knitting in France

Well folks, today I have a follow-up to the awesome giveaway we did over the last couple of weeks: I’m so happy to feature an interview with Bogga of Knitting in France. Plus, she has generously offered a coupon code … Continue reading

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Dye Day 2016

Beth recently sponsored another Dye Day for guild members–thanks, Beth!!–which means she broke out the bins, the tables, the plastic wrap, the dyes (for cotton and wool), and opened her home to us all. Some sat knitting while waiting to … Continue reading

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