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Archive for February, 2012

Antique french spindles: man spinning on a turkish spindle !

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 @ 9:20 am in Antique french spindles | No Comments »

Last summer during the “Lot et laine” festival, I organised a mini expo to show my antique spindles, along with a couple enlarged prints of my spindles. I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs Plassard, who spotted a very interesting detail on one of them: this is already the only postcard in my collection where […]

WIP-FO friday: marguerite cardigans

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012 @ 9:39 am in Crochet, FO, WIP | No Comments »

In an effort to update this blog more regularly, i’ll try adding new categories… and stick to them ! I’ve been crocheting pretty steadily lately, just don’t show it all. One of my projects was a baby blue cardigan for my niece. Yep, that’s the cardigan I mentionned about the cute daisy “Marguerite” stitch. Marie’s […]

Researching info on french spindles…

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 @ 4:09 pm in Antique french spindles | 2 Comments »

As you may know, I’ve been collecting vintage french spindles for a few years now, and have now a total of about 70 (!). I also have a large collection of vintage postcards showing spindle spinning in various areas of France. All this goes towards a personal project: gathering as much information on french spindles […]

New hats: Marguerite and Enspiraled

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2012 @ 4:03 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet | No Comments »

I crocheted 2 new hats for myself lately. The first one HAD to be once I figured out a pretty daisy motif (slighlty modified from a vintage “monTricot” stitch dictionary) for a cardigan for my niece. It just came out so pretty that I had to turn it into a hat. The yarn is some […]

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