Author Archives: Mary Addison

Whitework embroidered alphabet: letter D (D for Damask)

  Damask and brocade are very similar in appearance, manufacture and origin, yet I love damask but don’t feel so amorous of brocade. This is probably because I find whitework very pleasurable and what is damask but woven whitework made on powered looms (using the Jacquard process) – think of all those heirloom tablecloths and […]

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Little cardigan with leaf buds

This is my first attempt at textured rather than Fair Isle knitting and I have to say, give me Fair Isle every time. Well, that’s perhaps a bit harsh. I like the look of the knitted article. I like the yarn, Rowan Baby Merino Silk dk (66% wool, 34% silk) and enjoyed the feel of […]

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