Stitch Exchange: A Verb for Keeping Warm State of the Union Part One
In the Dye Studio

Stitch Exchange: A Verb for Keeping Warm State of the Union Part One

Sneaking in a blog post, as we round the bend on this amazing month - October 2015 - the release of my first book, The Modern Natural Dyer, my trip to Rhinebeck and NYC to present my book, and th...
knitting

Seam Allowance: Travel + Designing a Handmade Wardrobe

The Verb dye studio is buzzing with excitement in preparation for the upcoming release of The Modern Natural Dyer - and our trip to New York! Adrienne and I will be leaving a week from today. Pret...
knitting

Seam Allowance: Update and Invitation

A photo posted by A Verb for Keeping Warm (@avfkw) Good god! It has been crazy in the Verb studio. The Modern Natural Dyer comes out October 20th. We leave for NY on the 15th. Nearly every ...
alabama chanin

Stitch Exchange: Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns

Let's create a scenario. You and I are sitting together, enjoying an afternoon cup of tea, and let's say that the topic of sewing comes up (hopefully), one thing is certain, I will begin to enthu...
Seam Allowance

Stitch Exchange: Introducing the Nell Shirt!

Hello everyone, we have a new sewing pattern!    Nell is a beautiful, softly-shaped shirt with unique collar and cuff details. This shirt draws inspiration from a variety of places. We ...
knitting

Textile Byways: A Handmade Wardrobe - Montana 2014

This Fall, the Bay Area has been exceptionally warm with only a few days here and there to wear a heavy wool sweater. So, pretty much the first thing I did when deciding to visit Montana was to th...
Fabric

Stitch Exchange: Something Fancy This Way Comes

On Friday, Fancy Tiger Crafts, located in Denver, Colorado, released their very first sewing pattern named the Sailor Top.  Tasa, Sarah, and I have been awaiting the pattern and were thrilled to s...
dyeing

Stitch Exchange: Let's Sew an Endless Summer Tunic out of Knit Jersey

  Summer is a great time to start sewing with knits. Kristine recently did a "Chanified" version of our Endless Summer Tunic. For those of you who are not familiar with Alabama Chanin, it is 100% h...
pattern

The making of The Endless Summer Tunic Pattern

This past week we released our first sewing pattern, The Endless Summer Tunic. It is currently available on our website as a pdf download. It's a simple and elegant number with a flattering v-neck...
dyeing

In the Dye Studio x Stitch Exchange : Another Rendidition of the Alabama Chanin Tank Dress

dyeing

In the Dye Studio x Stitch Exchange: 2013 Indigo Alabama Chanin Dress & The Alabama Chanin DIY Trunk Show

I have been working diligently on creating a handmade wardrobe since June 2012. I am a participant of Seam Allowance and have taken the pledge to make and wear at least 25% handmade a day. On a dai...
California Wool Project

Stitch Exchange: Favorite Things

     Since we launched our California Wool Project, and released Horizon in May, I've learned so much about wool, the production process, and the California wool market. One of the most gratifying ...