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2 weeks ago

I've been quiet for most of the week. Learning to live and work with in our new reality. Spring hit at around 8:40 pm this evening and Spring is starting to show in the yard. The bulbs are starting to flower and are so pretty. These flowers are volunteers, does anyone know what they are? I played with some new yarn #søljeyarn by @hillesvagullvarefabrikk It is Norsk Pelsullgarn, a naturally grey yarn, and the grey shows through the dye giving the yarn a wonderfully deep texture. The yarn is wooly and has some bite - I am going to enjoy playing with this yarn. I may have ordered some more colours😂🤣 #newyarn #pelsullgarn #yarnstash #yarnaddict #yarnaddiction #nevernotdesigning #neverenoughyarn #nevernotknitting #letissierdesigns #knittersofbc #knittersofinstagram #design #designingwithcolour #wool #wooladdict

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3 weeks ago

#marchmeetthemaker2020 Day 13 prompt - USP (unique selling point ) My unique selling point is "me"! Realistically there are literally a few thousand hand knitting designers out there. Some create free patterns and ate happy to share their ideas in that format. Some create pay for patterns. Most do a little of both. I fall under a little of both. I believe that the "me" of each designer is their unique selling point. Knitting is not new. There have been no real innovations in Knitting, except in the improvements to our tools, in the last 100 years. What is new, what is unique, is how each of us as designers approaches the craft. Which stitch, what technique we each choose to showcase the yarn we are working with is different. Give 10 designers the same yarn and you will receive 10 different results. All perfect in each designer's eyes. Again "me"! Like any artist it is my understanding, my personal perspective that goes into each thing I knit and into each pattern I create. I make my knits to bring myself joy. I share the patterns for my makes to (hopefully ) bring others joy. Again "me"! Knitting is 100% personal. It is how we are choosing to spend our time, our precious, personal time. Whether we are Knitting for ourselves or others it is still our own personal time we are spending! Because knitting is personal, my patterns reflect "me". Because your knitting choices are personal, when you choose one of my patterns, you are choosing "me"! Again "me"! Thank-you 🥰 #marchmeetthemaker #meetthemaker #thankful #letissierdesigns #me #knitting #designing #making

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3 weeks ago

#marchmeetthemaker2020 Day 12 prompt - learning curve Breathe in.... Breathe out.... Relax This is how I cope with my learning curve. My broken website. I blogged for years. Taking pictures of my knitting, my walks and the world I experienced. A couple of years ago I decided that it should be more; a proper website, one where I could sell my patterns as well as continue my blogging. A friend helped me. He created a new website from my own. Added a shopping cart and made it a website! I was so thrilled. But I wasn't satisfied. I decided to make it better - I wanted scrolling pictures and a jazzy new look. Be careful of what you wish for! So I did it! Bought the new look, loaded it up and immediately broke it. My site I mean! Nothing works as it should. So for the last couple of years I have taken stabs at fixing it. Hired various people to try fixing it, but no real fix has been found. So there it sits. Part of the issue is monetary, no hiding that. I don't earn enough to pay someone who might really know what they are doing! I am thinking of abandoning it altogether, but that seems wrong and wasteful of the years that went into it. Besides where do abandoned sites go to? What happens to the information? I haven't blogged properly in years. I miss it. I pay money to keep the domain, and the page. Would it it be better to start a new blog? Using the money that way? Or is there another direction that I would be better turning my efforts? #marchmeetthemaker #meetthemaker #websitedesign #website #letissierdesigns #challenges #learningcurve #blogging #workchallenge

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3 weeks ago

#marchmeetthemaker2020 Day 11 prompt - range How does a knitter express range? Is it in a particular skill, or is it breadth of projects? I went for breadth. I started knitting gloves and mittens because I could never find a pair to fit my hands. There is something very satisfying about making a pair of gloves in particular, they are quite enthralling to me. They are highly technical marvels of minature perfection. Both mittens and gloves can be embellished in a myriad of ways. And I have tried most of them!😂 Embellishing each project with beads, elaborate cable work, colourful fair-isle, jazzy stripes, Estonian rooistud and buttons. Really any technique that I wanted to try. Sometimes I even just knit them without any embellishments at all!😂 Gloves, mittens and fingerless mittens are small and easy to complete. #marchmeetthemaker #meetthemaker #knittinggloves #knittingmittens #fingerlessmittens #rooistud #cables #knittingwithbeads #maker #knitter #designer #letissierdesigns

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4 weeks ago

I have been working on updating one of my favourite older patterns (2008 ). I have learned so much in the last 12 years. It used to be Summer Lace Beanie, now it is simply called Lace Beanie. I have added a range of sizes, infant to ladies large (instead of a single size ) and instructions for a beaded cast-on. This is a great little 💓 gift knit. #patternwriting #patternupdate #letissierdesigns #laceknitting #lacebeanie #knittedhat #knittedhats #nevernotknitting #knittingaddict #knittingallthetime #knitting_inspiration #nevernotimproving #nevernotdesigning

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4 weeks ago

#marchmeetthemaker2020 Day 7 prompt - love to make No surprise here. I love, love to knit lace, intriguing, complex lace. Don't get me wrong - there is very little about Knitting that I dislike - but lace can enthrall me. The shapes and drapes of the patterns. The way the yarn choices influence the final effect of the patterns, and lately the way gradient yarns can be shaped to highlight everything else. @freiafibers shawl balls are my latest obsession. If I add beads? Who am I kidding? 😂 When I add beads, what will that do to the drape of the fabric? Do I want shimmer and movement or do I want bling 😍? Or do I want it all? If I work with undyed fibres how will I paint them for greatest effect? Which fibres take the dyes the best - I love mohair and silk blends the best for this technique - the dyes move beautifully through the fibre, bit not so fast that the obscure the shapes I am highlighting. Both silk and mohair take colours so vividly so the colours are clear and intense. Wool takes dyes so well that shapes blur too quickly,. The effect is different and I choose the stitch patterns according. Patterns done in wool are reminiscent of water colour paintings, softer with gentler lines of patterning. I knit lace for me. I find the pattern complexities soothing and completely engrossing. The options are endless and the results amazingly beautiful 😍 I write the lace patterns in the hopes that other crazy knitters will follow me down the rabbit hole and discover the most beautiful of all Knitting - lace. #meetthemaker #making #lacemaking #designdetails #designer #letissierdesigns #lacemaker #lacepainter #paintinglaceknitting #lacedesigner #laceknitter #knittinglace #laceknittersofinstagram

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4 weeks ago

Ohh! Shiney! 😍 A new yarn has temporarily distracted me from the silk. This is Vine, a new tweeded yarn from @fleeceartist_handmaiden . This yarn is a Merino Single, 4-ply weight, dyed in their #canadaparks150 colourways. This colourway is #gwaiihaanas The colourway for British Columbia, accented with some Saskatoon Berry and mother of pearl shell buttons. I think that it is working up beautifully. 😘 I am working on a variation of the #rhinebeckmemories shawl. This one will be the #westcoastmemories shawl. #distractions #distractionsandinspirations #inspiration #knitting_inspiration #letissierdesigns #shawlknitting #handdyedyarn #merino #wooladdict #knittingwithbuttons #embellishments #nevernotdesigning #neverenoughyarn #nevernotknitting #making #designing #variations #mopbuttons #knittersofbc #knittersofinstagram #meetthemaker

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4 weeks ago

#marchmeetthemaker2020 Day 7 prompt - you This is me. My name is Lynette Meek. 😂 I am wearing a former linen tablecloth and playing around for the camera. I am the one and only person behind LeTissier Designs. Forty years ago I trained as a costume designer for theatre. You can definitely see my love of vintage clothing and embellishments in my designs. I started knitting for real at 20, also forty years ago, I had dabbled in knitting and crochet since the age of 10. I used to design Barbie clothing for the little girls I baby sat for😘. Life took a few turns. I kept knitting through it all. Twenty years ago I started working at my LYS @madaboutewe2018 . I pretty much started designing at the same time, patterns for the store and my students. At the urging of my students I joined @hi .ravelry about 13 years ago. Apparently I am a little competitive when it comes to Knitting. Knitting and design related competitions have lead to some of my best designs and collaborations with other companies. @vogueknittingmagazine @buffalowoolco And #katedaviesdesigns #milarrochyheids book. Making beautiful 😍 things gives me great joy. Sharing that joy with others is an amazing gift that Knitting has given me. Happy Knitting Lynette #marchmeetthemaker #meetthemaker #making #designdetails #design #competition #letissierdesigns #knitting #knitting_inspiration #allaboutme

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4 weeks ago

#marchmeetthemaker2020 Day 6 prompt - reducing waste I am a hand knitting pattern designer and artist. My canvases are my lace knitted shawls. My business is mostly done on my computer. I write my patterns on the computer and then sell them as downloads through an Internet website, Ravelry. I would like to say that I ran a paperless business, but I sketch on paper, and old school, I can only edit on paper. I am working to reduce my own carbon footprint. I am making more of my own clothing 😁 and using vintage fabrics to do so. Like my knitting yarns, the fabrics are natural and come from the best of all renewable fibres - wool. With a few linen tablecloths thrown in for Summer wear. #marchmeetthemaker #meetthemaker #knitter #designer #paintinglaceknitting #painting #paintingwithdyes #reducingwaste #letissierdesigns #maker

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4 weeks ago

#marchmeetthemaker2020 Day 5 prompt - up close As best as I understand this prompt, is what detail or details of your products are you most proud of, are the most unique. That, I think, is my attention to details and finishing. My details are seldom hidden or understated. They are embellishments without fear or compromise. They are a surface of beads (over 20,000 gold dipped delicas and crystals ) overlaying a surface of lace and colour. They are colourwork tea cozied covered in 3 dimensional flowers. They are opulent lace edgings and careful cables. They are dreamy painted roses on mohair and silk. (Photo credit @rcallahanphoto ) #marchmeetthemaker #maker #knitter #designer #details #detailsmatter #knittedlace #knittedlaceedging #handpaintedlace #knittingwithbeads #rhiannonscloak #labellepoque #knittedteacosy #cozies #cableknitting #buffalowoolco #fleeceartist_handmaiden #letissierdesigns

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4 weeks ago

FrouFrou has just been released on @hi .ravelry Got some leftover silk-mohair? About 300 yds will make this little froth of colour for your wardrobe. Have more yardage? Design options are included! Make one for yourself or a friend - we all need a little FrouFrou in our lives!😁 Use the code frou at checkout on Ravelry to get it at 50% off. Code good until midnight March 8. Happy Knitting #newpattern #newrelease #knittingpattern #knittersofbc #knittersofinstagram #knittingwithcolour #mohair #mohairandsilk #silk #froufrou #making #makeyourthing #letissierdesigns

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4 weeks ago

#marchmeetthemaker2020 Prompt - hands I would be lost without my hands. I talk with them. I express love with them. I encourage with them. I touch with them. I MAKE with them. #marchmeetthemaker #letissierdesigns #hands #knitting #making

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4 weeks ago

#marchmeetthemaker2020 My name is Lynette Meek - here I am - an obsessed with the craft knitter and hand knitting pattern designer. Trying something new, putting myself out there and celebrating what I love. Fibre craft runs in my family. My cousins, my mother, both my grandmother's and well into the past of my fathers family, making was always important. LeTissier (my maiden name ) literally translates to "the Weaver". The love of fibre runs deep in our family. #marchmeetthemaker #letissierdesigns #knitter #designer #maker

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5 weeks ago

I am feeling Spring coming on! @corneliahamilton Heaven's Hand Shaman, hand-spun hand-dyed raw silk. They are a little different so I will have to alternate balls. I am thinking a semi circular shape. #heavenshandyarn #shaman #silk #rawsilk #handdyedyarn #handdyed #handdyedsilk #letissierdesigns #shawlknitting #laceknitting #lacedesigner #nevernotdesigning #neverenoughyarn #nevernotknitting #knitting_inspiration #springcolours

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5 weeks ago

A lovely mother/daughter weekend would not be complete without a little shopping!😂 I found some local handspun from @aasefibrefelt @rustyroostercumberland It is a Dorset/Angora blend, close to chunky weight I think. There is only 96 metres so I am contemplating my options. #shoplocal #designersofbc #designchallenge #letissierdesigns #worklifebalance #knitting_inspiration #knittingaddict #knittersofbc #nevernotdesigning #making #neverenoughyarn #nevernotknitting #islandmade #aasefibrestudio

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last month

Dangling leaf, size 6/0 bead or bobble? I wasn't really liking the bobble, but not sure if the other options are any better!🤔 What do you think? Loving the yarn. @freiafibers shawl ball in the Metropolis colourway #options #opinions #decisions #knittingwithbeads #embellishments #laceknitting #lacedesigner #letissierdesigns #making #makeyourthing #shawlknitting #knittersofbc #knittersofinstagram

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It is always "Knitting Season" here. Morpho Wrap, rectangular wrap with a long center start - no seam - long knitted (lace ) cast-on for one side, and then pick-up and knit from the cast-on, the same amount of stitches for the other side! Two long circs are needed. Knit with @freiafibers Shawl Ball, in the Metropolis colourway. #shawlknitting #shawlball #gradientyarn #gradient #ombre #laceknitting #rectangularshawl #purple #letissierdesigns #lacedesigner #shawldesign #designersofbc #designersofinstagram #knittingwithcolour #knittingseason #making #makersgonnamake #makeyourthing

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It could be said that I have a problem, perhaps even an addiction! But @freiafibers Shawl balls are so pretty! I have already worked with Pixie, Coho and Lichen. 😂 Which ones next, Metropolis (turquoise and purples ) or Vintage (pinks and browns )? #addiction #yarnstash #yarnlove #yarnaddiction #merinowool #shawlball #laceknitting #lacedesigner #letissierdesigns #nevernotdesigning #nevernotknitting #stashbusting #stash #decisions #knittersofinstagram #designersofbc #designer

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Love is Pi... Modified Pi style lace shawl, knit with @buffalowoolco Sexy yarn (Sexy is now found @stunningstring ) and one of my personal favourite all time patterns! 🥰 #letissierdesigns #laceknitting #lacedesigner #pishawl #designdetails #designersofbc #designinspiration #knitting_inspiration #knittingwithbeads #knittersofinstagram #designersofinstagram #knittedlaceedging #knittedlace #favourite

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I haven't painted a shawl in a while, life has been full of other adventures. I have looking at my pictures of earlier projects and contemplating new ones. I do have a piece ready to paint and this Summer I will dust off the dyes and work on "La Belle", num 10 of the slideshow. I have been hesitant to start painting again as I will be working with new dyes and I feel that I will need to practice a bit first. Luckily we have sock blanks to play with so I can see how these new dyes will react as I combine them while painting. #contemplation #paintinglaceknitting #paintingwithdyes #clothingasart #wearableart #makeyourthing #making #makersgonnamake #letissierdesigns #shawlpainting #knittersofbc #knittersofinstagram #paintinglace #maker

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Stash Enhancement 101 - ones stash may contain yarns in similar colourways - at different times those colourways may shift Right now I see a definite pink theme developing! 😂🤣 @studiodonegal Soft Donegal, a Merino Tweed, 4 Hanks, and @westyorkshirespinners The Croft Shetland Tweed, 5 Hanks #stashenhancement #stash #wool #wooladdict #neverenoughyarn #letissierdesigns #nevernotdesigning #nevernotknitting #merinowool #shetlandwool #pink

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Jan 2020

Just past the center line on the Rhinebeck Memories Shawl. I enlarged the motif at the base of the center line for a little extra interest! And paid for it - it took three tries to make the numbers work😂🤣 Yarn @rohrspatzundwollmeise pure 100% Merino for the body (colourway unknown as I lost the tag ) and @biscotteyarns bis-sock semi solid lagoon #merinowool #colourknitting #colourpop #lacedesigner #laceknitting #laceedging #letissierdesigns #triangularshawl #nevernotdesigning #nevernotknitting #making #makersgonnamake #makeyourthing #knittersofinstagram #knittingaddict #yarnaddict

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Jan 2020

Stor begeistring for «Selbumittens» av @annebaardsgaard i USA 🤩🧶 #Repost @letissierdesigns with @get_repost ・・・ An excellent mail day! Some serious fun ahead! #mail #goodmailday #research #selbumittens #knitting #knitting_inspiration #strandedknitting #colourwork #letissierdesigns #knittersofinstagram

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Jan 2020

It is cold and snowy here and the wind is picking up! So here is a memory from visiting Butchart Gardens in September. #memories #butterfly #butchartgardens #summerflowers #letissierdesigns #memoriesofsummer #flutterby

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Jan 2020

I did not finish last night 😔! My hands were tired. But it is done now!🥰 The sleeves are 3/4 as I was worried about yardage and I also really don't like long sleeves. It fits and is very cozy! I still need to weave in ends and block. I am debating blocking as I want to wear it tomorrow! 😂 #instantsweater #classiceliteyarns #alpaca #centuryyarn #alpacaribbon #letissierdesigns #memadewardrobe #memade #slowclothes #yoke #stripes #topdownknitting #topdown #topdownsweater #picotbindoff #cozy

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Jan 2020

The yoke is complete.😄 Since today I am planning a quiet day at home I am going to try to finish this sweater by bedtime! 😂🤣 Nothing but the knit stitch from here on in! #imustbecrazy #plainknitted #finishing #letissierdesigns #memadewardrobe #memade #alpaca #alpacaribbon #classiceliteyarns #topdownknitting #yoke #nevernotdesigning #nevernotknitting #knittingaddict #knittersofbc #knittersofinstagram #stripes #bulkyyarn #fastknitting

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Jan 2020

After all the rain of the last couple of days, the Millstone waterfall in Bowen park was putting on a spectacular show!😄 #waterfall #localwalks #soundandfury #water #letissierdesigns #inspiration #lovewheteyoulive

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Mar 2018

Still one of my proudest moments - Rhiannon’s Cloak debuts on the stage at Stitches South in Nashville 2015! 😃😍 #letissierdesigns #stitchessouth #buffalowoolco #sexy #buffalowoolcosexy #rhiannonscloak #purple #knitting #knittersofinstagram #laceknitting #knittingwithbeads #delicas #goldbeads #24k #crystals

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Apr 2018

I am so thrilled! Roamin... was one of the winners in the #whwcomp ! Check out Kate Davies latest blog post for more on the winners. #whwcomp #whwclub #katedavies #letissierdesigns #knitting #knittersofinstagram #laceknitting #fairisleknitting #roaminginthegloaming

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Apr 2018

Worthy has just been released on Ravelry! It is free with the code worthy until midnight April 22. Happy Knitting #letissierdesigns #whwcomp #milarrochytweed #knitting #knittersofinstagram #design #designersofinstagram #fairisleknitting #hat #fairisle

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Nov 2018

I don't know if I will ever like pictures of myself, but I love my new sweater! Top-down yoke tunic with a Japanese Lace pattern, curved hem with lace detail, knit with @rowanyarns Purelife BFL chunky. #topdownsweater #chunkywool #bfl #naturalfibers #organic #knittinglace #knitting #knittersofinstagram #letissierdesigns #tunic #memade #maker #makersgonnamake

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Nov 2018

This last Spring I joined the West Highland Way Club, a @katedaviesdesigns yarn and book club. I am particularly fond of tweeds, mohair, fingering weight yarns and Kate's Designs. This club offered all four! Well there was a designer option as well - let inspiration lead you and design a hat with the Milarrochy Tweed. My design Roamin' was chosen to be in the Milarrochy Heids book and I am so chuffed! #milarrochytweed #hats #roamin #design #pattern #letissierdesigns #thistle #thistletassels #tassels #embellishments #purple

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Feb 2019

It is snowing here today and I think I need to wear a warmer hat. Porkie should fit the bill, knit with @buffalowoolco Skies, a buffalo down, Merino blend yarn, it is warmer than the average yarn. I love the shaped rolled brim and the fair isle band over the ears keeps them toasty. #knittingpattern #knitting #fairisleknitting #hatknitting #porkpiehat #warmhat #buffalowoolcoskies #letissierdesigns #designersofinstagram #knittersofinstagram #fairislefriday #rolledbrim

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Feb 2019

Roamin' Hap is taking shape. I am hoping that this fair isle frame is going to be set off properly by the border - just need to decide how wide to make it! 😃 #knittingseason #knittingseasonviews #makeyourthing #hapshawlknitting #hapshawl #roaminhapshawl #letissierdesigns #milarrochytweed #fairisleknitting #laceknitting #knittersofinstagram #knittersofbc #

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