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Juliette Lanvers
Holladay, USA
I am a sewing instructor and pattern designer living in Utah with my husband of thirteen years and our five year old son.
Interests: Skiing, Sewing, Weaving, Swimming and detective stories...
Recent Activity
We all have had these days, when you look at your coat/car/fridge/wallet/shoes and come to find out they are old. This happened with my cutting boards this morning. Not only old, but also nasty. I don't enjoy shopping, especially on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Snow Man by Wallace Stevens One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ice, The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Life can be funny when you change your course, and lately it's been funny busy. I decided to slow down this morning, write a few letters, take a few pictures and surprise, there is almost enough time left over to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
This is a bit of a funny post to write... you see I am not sure how long this tiny corner of the internet I made for myself about 7 years ago is meant to be around. Let me explain:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
A naked loom rarely stays that way, it gets dressed and then you either weave and weave or let it languish for months or years. This has happened to me and mine before, and I speak from limited experience. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
I was approached a few months ago by the British editors the of Stitch/Craft Create book-club to participate in a blog hop style book review. I had a few e-books to choose from, all of them about Christmas. I went... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
The length of wool warp I had on the table loom came off last night. It took me about two hours (while watching PBS) to thread of the loose ends in, a few lessons learned there. I can spot some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
My father has gone back to his home by the sea. We did so much together while he was here: completely re-hauled the garden, enough to fill a city clean-up trailer, improved my table loom, discovered the Las Vegas Strip,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Ahoy! This year again I had to dress up for Finn's school parade. He is now in French immersion first grade and I could not resist borrowing his authentic French sailor hat and going from there. I have a great... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Keep Calm and Take a Tea Break Hello friends! I thought I would pop in and say goodbye for a few weeks. My father has arrived from France and there is so much to do and see that my computer... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
I finally gave Delphine the much needed haircut and finished her sweater. She approves on both count. I struggled a bit with the shorter length but it's nothing pigtails or a hat cannot fix. On a less happy note, after... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
portrait courtesy of Finn, who is too young to hold a beefy camera with one hand Isn't it nice when things work out? I had great hopes that the twill sample would full and fluff well off the loom and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Remember this little Rasmussen loom I rescued from GoodWill? It was 20 months ago and I had yet to put a proper warp on to give it a spin! no need to dwell on this now I suppose... but still.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
This entire week spent fighting a cold (battle still ongoing) has turned out to be a great big waste of time, naturally. Sunday I had enough and slowly worked the face-up of my TBL Blythe. There were small victories (I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Let me tell you a little story, of what happens when you feel compelled to volunteer several days a week in the 1rst grade French class. Adorable children want to hug you, tell you stories in tiny voice with their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
When Miriam first showed me this really useful pouch, containing a travel sewing kit I couldn't help but look closer and marvel at the textured decorations she had added to the fabric. Many, many years ago I bought a large... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
When Allie from Indiesew contacted me to participate in their fall collection blog hop I got very excited by the patterns she had selected, take a look for yourselves: pants, leggings, a tunic, a scarf, a raglan and of course... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
I love to write, I love stamps old and new but mostly I love to decorate envelopes. When I don't have the fortitude to pick up a pointed pen and a bottle of ink and mess up about three envelopes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
While Finn is trying not to cry/throw a fit/talk when doing his homework I let me eyes wander around the room. The light is just so interesting, I try to hold on to the peace around us. Sunday evening are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
This summer I decided that to celebrate the new BERNINA B780, loaned to me as part of the brand ambassador program, I would start working on what I call master projects. The first of its kind is the Anna Dress... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
This skirt is probably the most worn me-made item in my wardrobe. It must fill a void I didn't know existed! The fabric was a remnant from a fashionable stitch, a rather thick linen that softened well in the wash.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Try and ignore the fuzzies at the top of my head! hehehe! I am taking a short sewing break during this intense back to school week. To be perfectly honest I am unsettled by the quiet of the house and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Princess Alexandra of Kent - David Austin Roses We went out of town to the next town for a few days and this spectacular bud bloomed in our absence. I am glad I did not miss it completely. While away,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
Lately I have seen a few posts on threading sergers pop-up on blogs. I especially liked Sunni's for her tips on how to deal with the knots during the knot and pull method. I have a very simple serger, no... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO
No-knead bread petits pains baked in a steamy oven I am not one to judge people's eating habits, which in this country are varied and ever changing. Having been a vegetarian family for over 8 years we generally keep a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO