Le Tricot Naturellement


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Introducing Peacock Burst and Vines on a Tree

I once heard that peacocks are supposed to symbolise immortality, although I'm not quite sure why. I know that I've always loved the way they look, the sinuous design of their feathers and most especially, their magnificent colours. I was playing around with a basic quilting block pattern, which radiates diagonal lines from one corner, and added a flame-shaped paisley part-way along each spine, which gave this: I decided to name this motif Peacock Burst, and this is what it looks like when sketched out, with five spokes this time rather than seven: Along the same nature-inspired vein, I came up with another motif, in memory of the vines creeping up the majestic large trees I remember from B.

'Cuz Anything Can Be Homemade, Even Mayonnaise, and Even... Fabric!

Years ago, I turned a corner when I realised that really anything could be homemade. A family member taught me how to make mayonnaise, which I had never really took much time to think about before, far less make. The method is tricky, and the first few times I ended up with vinaigrette rather than mayonnaise, but that first time my mayonnaise turned out right was a jubilation. After that I realised that anything, whether it was ketchup, a button, cabinetry, or makeup could be homemade and customised. I got to put this notion into practice making cloth, rather than just quilting with it. Last week I took a hand-weaving workshop right here in my home village of Oingt, at Christine Poirier's bo



Annette Fehr ~ Lyon, France

I come from a very artsy and craftsy family from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. Following a degree in Urban Planning & Design, I first moved to Zurich, Switzerland, before moving to the Beaujolais wine region of France where I'm constantly inspired by the natural beauty surrounding me. I took up knitting several years ago as a way to relax, reduce stress and as a child-compatible activity. I've experimented with all kinds of arts & crafts throughout my life including drawing, painting, calligraphy, architectural drawing, sculpting, jewellery-making, photography, quilting, embroidery, and crochet, and I was instantly fascinated by the infinite design possibilities, vibrant colour combinations and touchableness offered by hand-knitting. I dream of one day combining my passion for knitting with yarn possibilities appropriate for the hot climates which I love so much. 


Oingt, Rhone-Alpes, France



Lyon, France



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