The new Carolyn Freidlander collection, Harriot, is here with so much yarn-dyed, woven goodness. We have been longtime fans of Carolyn’s unique print designs and this is her first time designing a collection of woven yarn-dyes for Robert Kaufman. Folks, it’s pretty dreamy. The colors and designs are unusual, simple and interesting--everything we’ve come to love and expect from Carolyn. The hand of the fabrics is varied and they each will shine in their own way for use in quilts or garments. Jaime and I each whipped up one of our own Fancy Tiger Crafts garment patterns, Fen and Brome.
Thin Check, one of Harroit’s woven plaids, is perfectly suited for a crisp shirt like the Brome button up. The plaid is understated and the colors are easy going, but a little outside of what you might usually find, which makes me love them so, so much!
The yoke pattern pieces in Brome include an optional marking for placing your piece on the bias. It’s intended for use with plaid fabrics, so of course I was excited to cut my yokes on the bias. I really love this button up and--since it's equally at home under wool sweaters or with rolled up sleeves and shorts--I know it will get a lot of wear throughout the seasons.
I love a good plain weave fabric and these Thick Woven Yarn Dyes are the best! This color, Spice, has a mint warp and rust weft making for a beautiful, subtle, textural fabric. The hand is the thickest of all the Harriot Yarn Dyed line making it great for garments that need a bit more structure, like skirts, dresses and pants. I made a Fen Dress and it’s a perfect match.
This is such a classic and easy pattern. I chose to make mine with the long sleeve and rounded neck options. The resulting dress is a simple and classic woven dress.
After much anticipation, we are so excited welcome Harriot to the shop. We can’t wait to see all the amazing things you all make! There is also a coordinating line of prints - check out all the Harriot goodness here. (Note: A few fabrics from this line are still on their way, and should be arriving within the next couple weeks!)