Author Archives: j.

Three lessons

In the April edition of KnitNet (I know, it’s the end of July; I only happened to look today) we have a pretty brief editorial based on the theme of “no good deed ever goes unpunished”. This moral is supported … Continue reading

Posted in bitch | 21 Comments


I have already lived to regret glibly posting that I’d see if Mrs C’s gynametric pattern drafting instructions had any relevance to an uncorseted, food-loving twenty-first century body. If you’re going to follow along, you’ll need the PDF that Kathleen … Continue reading

Posted in design, sewing | 15 Comments

EPS this (now with edits!)

Elizabeth’s Percentage System, nothing. Kathleen Fasanella just posted pages from The Science of Gynametry by Mrs. M.V. Coleman, published in 1887. Instructions on drafting a (sewing) pattern based on a single body measurement: your wrist! When I have time, I’m … Continue reading

Posted in design | 8 Comments

RIP Jaeger

If you’re on the Colourway mailing list, you’ll have seen the notice about the end of the Jaeger line of yarns that had been sister to Rowan for so many years. (Colourway has marked down the yarns by 25%, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment