simple pleasures linen

I am so pleased to announce the release of Simple Pleasures Linen, an ebook of five simple staple garments for spring and summer. 

Last year, I wore my Lena Tee all the time. I started dreaming of other patterns I would like to design using Sparrow and Kestrel because wearing linen is so amazing! I love the way it drapes and the way it wears. 

Now that these beauties are photographed, I can begin to wear them! Summer just got a little sweeter for me...and I imagine Lena will enjoy having some linen sisters in the mix.



Making is here! I've been so busy with getting the issue to the printer that I haven't even had time to announce Making's release here! 

Subscriptions are now open and will be offered only until May 10th. After May 10th, Making will only be available for individual purchase. 

If you become a subscriber you will get 20% off the two issues and you will also get a discounted rate on shipping. Head over to Making to see more details!



maine knits

Friend, so many of you have helped MAINE Knits!  We're almost there...

One last push will get us to our goal, making it possible to publish this book of knitting designs by Carrie Bostick HogeAlicia PlummerBristol IvyCecily Glowik McdonaldMary Jane MucklestoneElizabeth SmithLeah B. ThibaultKristen TenDykeLeila Raabe and myself.  With a foreword written by Pam Allen of Quince & Co.

If you feel like you can help spread the word, that would be great!
Have a great weekend,



You might recognize this lovely face as she has modeled many, many Madder designs! Her name is Chloe and I wanted to take a quick moment to share a little Q & A with her. 



Mentoring Program Coordinator at Catholic Charities Refugee and immigration Services

Where are you from?

Where do you live?
Peaks Island, Maine

What do you love about Maine?
It’s granite coast lines. 

If you could live anywhere else, where would that be?
With my sister in any faraway city. 

Who inspires you?
My current personal hero is Judith Butler, a feminist philosopher and gender theorist. 

Favorite color?

Favorite song?
You Keep Me Hanging on, by the Supremes

What is your favorite thing about modeling knitwear?
I love that knitwear has such a particular warmth to it, I think it comes from the labor of love that goes into making each article.