A Cloth Merchant

Cowlin' Around

Debbie Christensen

A few years ago for Christmas I made my boyfriend a scarf. A lot of work went into this scarf. I bought a drop spindle to spin wool roving into yarn, but hadn't quite picked up on the technique, and so my yarn came out very thick. I collected a sackful of acorns off the sidewalk and received a fair amount of strange looks, smashed them with a hammer and tried not to be too grossed out by the wormy ones.They soaked in water for a few days with some rusty thing and I dyed the yarn to what I...

Colette Albion Coats

Nanette Webb

Finally! Here are the Colette Albion Coats I’ve been working on for months! One for my boyfriend and one for me. Previous winters, Josh was wearing a raincoat over a sweatshirt, and I was layering a fleece over a sweatshirt, so I figured it was time for new winter coats. These were taken at the […]

Named Wenona Shirtdress

Nanette Webb

The first time I wore this dress was to a donut-making class. I think that was maybe in late September? Here I am with a maple stick: The class was at Sur La Table, a wonderful gift from my boyfriend’s dad. We made four kinds of donuts. It was so sweet. We had a pretty […]

Wintery Wool Colette Zinnia

Nanette Webb

I started this wool skirt a month ago in anticipation of the impending “winter wonderland,” then set it aside for some last-minute gifty stuff. At the end of December I traveled to Charleston with my family and the dog to visit my sister. It was so wonderful — basking in the warm sun, drinking good […]

A Wintery Sureau


The Deer & Doe Sureau pattern is described as a “mid-season dress.” To that I say, “Not if I make it out of wool!” So here is my wintery Sureau. Mid-season in Cleveland can get pretty cold, so this dress will see a lot of action. It’s made out of our Italian wool flannel. My […]
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