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crochet with a french twist

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Wool festival in Lot, 2013

Posted: Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 @ 12:41 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, french, Lot et Laine wool festival, spinning, workshop | No Comments »

So I’m a bit behind, but here’s a quick recap of the wool festival “Lot et Laine” I went to in July. The festival took place in Lot, a beautiful area of France, remote and quite a long trip from Vercors.. but it was oh so worth it ! Ladies from Cahors installed this beautiful […]

Their first ever crocheted garment.. fantastic workshop !

Posted: Monday, June 17th, 2013 @ 3:35 pm in Crochet, dolls clothes, french, Vercors, workshop | 3 Comments »

A couple months ago, I taught a few local ladies to crochet. But in a couple hours, we only had enough time to explore the most basic stitches (chain, single and double crochet), and make a basic flower using only chains and sc (I had to design my own as I couldn’t find what I […]

Wool festival in France this summer !! YAY !!

Posted: Monday, June 3rd, 2013 @ 11:23 am in Crochet, french, Lot et Laine wool festival, worshop | No Comments »

Some of you may remember my first ever Wool festival, “Lot et Laine”, here in France 2 years ago. It was in south west of France, in the departement du Lot (46). This year, the second edition of the same festival will take place in the same place, Cuzals – Sauliac sur Cà©là© (46), on […]

Hello 2013 !!

Posted: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 @ 4:53 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, french, Leather | No Comments »

I’m kinda late on this blog. For once I’ve been updating the french blog more.. Anybody still around ? :-P I hope the holidays went well, and you’re ready for a year that should be rich in experiences. I hope it will be crafty one too, surrounded by your loved ones. I didn’t make very […]

French interview, plus some felting & crochet..

Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012 @ 4:03 pm in Crochet, Felting, french, Vercors, worshop | 2 Comments »

A few weeks ago, Cathe asked me to take part in a serie of interviews of french crochet designers for the french online Yarnzine “In the loop”, and today the article was published. Have a look ! Last week was my first ever “official felting workshop”. I had prepared some samples of felted purses and […]

Sewing in the attic

Posted: Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 @ 11:53 am in Etsy, french, Sewing, Vercors | 1 Comment »

Last week-end was a craft fair here in Lans. Never having too much to sell on such occasions (apart from some leftover felted soaps and kits), I decided to sew some skirts… and found a lovely sewing studio in the attic at my parent’s place : being able to leave all the fabric and sewing […]

Winner, and more pretty pattern books (eye candy)

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2012 @ 3:10 pm in book review, french, translation | 1 Comment »

.. I meant to do this several days ago, but time flies. Let’s announce the winner of one copy of the sewing book I translated, “Ma petite robe noire”: Congratulations to Claudia ! I’ll contact you in a minute for the details :-D Meanwhile, I have received copies of the knitting and crochet patterns I […]

“Ma petite robe noire”, the sewing book I translated: Win a copy!

Posted: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 @ 4:02 pm in book review, Freebie, french, review, Sewing, translation | 5 Comments »

Last summer I was busy translating my first book ever (I’ll admit it was a bit scary… but so exciting!), the famous “The little black dress” by Simon Henry. And now the french version I worked on is finally released: I received 2 copies from the editor this morning and am glad to offer one […]

How do you knit: “à  l’endroit” or “à  l’envers” ?

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 @ 10:17 am in french, translation | 3 Comments »

Every now and again, I’ll translate a french pattern that’s a bit more complicated… and one potential issue is definitively this “endroit” versus “envers” issue. I won’t go in detail about this particular issue yet, but thought it would be a good idea to go back to basics, with those words quite specific to the […]

Knitting from french patterns: increases and decreases

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 @ 3:53 pm in Crochet, french, translation | 1 Comment »

French knitting patterns (and crochet as well) are usually nowhere as detailed as english or american ones. In many instances, the knitter will be told simply to “increase” or “decrease”, with no mention of which type of increase/decrease to use: knitters are meant to use their favorite method I guess. ;-) I thought I’d write […]

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