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Anna Leplar

Illustrator, designer, teacher and obsessive knitter and yarn coveter. Recently tempted by visions of handmade (and hand mended) clothes.

View out of my studio window - not snow as you'd expect at this time of year but fairly dense fog. #reykjavik  A very snow-less winter so far.

View out of my studio window - not snow as you'd expect at this time of year but fairly dense fog. #reykjavik A very snow-less winter so far. - 5 days ago

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This Sunday: hem and buttonholes (gulp!) on my #merchantandmills  linen #rugbydress  Probably the most difficult pattern so far and fortunately as I didn't do a toile first, it seems to fit perfectly. And well into the third pattern repeat of the wonderful Michelle Wang #iliacardigan ๐Ÿ’•

This Sunday: hem and buttonholes (gulp!) on my #merchantandmills linen #rugbydress Probably the most difficult pattern so far and fortunately as I didn't do a toile first, it seems to fit perfectly. And well into the third pattern repeat of the wonderful Michelle Wang #iliacardigan - 5 days ago

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And a greenish one for Chloe... #frankiedress #tessutifabrics

And a greenish one for Chloe... #frankiedress #tessutifabrics - 9 days ago

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My second #frankiedress  The first was my very first jersey sewing project and it was a grey top. This lovely splattered viscose seemed perfect for a longish dress with long sleeves. Very silky and comfy. @tessutifabrics  #memadeeveryday

My second #frankiedress The first was my very first jersey sewing project and it was a grey top. This lovely splattered viscose seemed perfect for a longish dress with long sleeves. Very silky and comfy. @tessutifabrics #memadeeveryday - 9 days ago

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Next project being swatched ๐Ÿ˜ I've been dying to cast this one on - #iliacardigan  with polar #brooklyntweedloft  by the queen of cables @mishi2x โคโค #knittersofinstagram

Next project being swatched I've been dying to cast this one on - #iliacardigan with polar #brooklyntweedloft by the queen of cables @mishi2x #knittersofinstagram - 13 days ago

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Almost finished the wonderful #waitscardigan โค by @bristolivy half a sleeve left. Wonderful oatmeal 2-ply from #snaeldan2ply bought from @litla_prjonabudin This wool is such a pleasure to knit! #knittersofinstagram

Almost finished the wonderful #waitscardigan by @bristolivy half a sleeve left. Wonderful oatmeal 2-ply from #snaeldan2ply bought from @litla_prjonabudin This wool is such a pleasure to knit! #knittersofinstagram - 17 days ago

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#hattiedress rouleau! First lining! And a button from my grandmother's button box๐Ÿ˜Š #merchantandmills  #memadewardrobe #memadewardrobe

#hattiedress rouleau! First lining! And a button from my grandmother's button box #merchantandmills #memadewardrobe #memadewardrobe - 27 days ago

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Almost finished! Just the hem left. The absolute most challenging pattern I've attempted. Nearly threw the whole thing away when I was getting the neck facing to fit the lining and then the bodice. But now I love it @merchantandmills โคThe #hattiedress is the perfect winter dress for work - huge pockets for everything I carry around (and tend to misplace). #merchantandmills fine wale corduroy and brown viscose bodice lining. #memadeeveryday  #memadewardrobe

Almost finished! Just the hem left. The absolute most challenging pattern I've attempted. Nearly threw the whole thing away when I was getting the neck facing to fit the lining and then the bodice. But now I love it @merchantandmills The #hattiedress is the perfect winter dress for work - huge pockets for everything I carry around (and tend to misplace). #merchantandmills fine wale corduroy and brown viscose bodice lining. #memadeeveryday #memadewardrobe - 27 days ago

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Sunrise through the office window ๐Ÿ˜ @myndlistaskolinn

Sunrise through the office window @myndlistaskolinn - 2 months ago

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First blocked FO of the new year. A project I worked on and off - mostly off... - for months. #boxysweater designed by the lovely @jojilocat  My hem still turns up a little bit but I love it nonetheless ๐Ÿ˜Ša lovely speckled off-white by #madelinetoshyarn  There seems to zero daylight for taking pictures these days. #imakemyownclothes  #handmadewardrobe  #knittersofinstagram

First blocked FO of the new year. A project I worked on and off - mostly off... - for months. #boxysweater designed by the lovely @jojilocat My hem still turns up a little bit but I love it nonetheless a lovely speckled off-white by #madelinetoshyarn There seems to zero daylight for taking pictures these days. #imakemyownclothes #handmadewardrobe #knittersofinstagram - 2 months ago

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I used a bit of Liberty cotton lawn that I'd saved for the neck facing for my #top64. Such a beautiful pattern. #handmadewardrobe  #imakemyownclothes #merchantsandmills  #libertyoflondon

I used a bit of Liberty cotton lawn that I'd saved for the neck facing for my #top64 . Such a beautiful pattern. #handmadewardrobe #imakemyownclothes #merchantsandmills #libertyoflondon - 2 months ago

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First finished sewn FO. The lovely #top64  pattern I got as a Christmas present. I used a #merchantandmills Japanese wool/cotton fabric - Kiso. A lovely boiled wool quality and totally soft. I top stitched all seams and I'm really chuffed with the results. It's very warm and cozy.  #handmadewardrobe #imakemyownclothes

First finished sewn FO. The lovely #top64 pattern I got as a Christmas present. I used a #merchantandmills Japanese wool/cotton fabric - Kiso. A lovely boiled wool quality and totally soft. I top stitched all seams and I'm really chuffed with the results. It's very warm and cozy. #handmadewardrobe #imakemyownclothes - 2 months ago

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Folio also chose one of my illustrations to print as a card along with the work of several  illustrators who have also produced work for them. Quite honored by this ๐Ÿ˜ as they employ some of the best. Those are the 2 books I did underneath the cards. Old fashioned printing:  4 separate plates, one for each colour.

Folio also chose one of my illustrations to print as a card along with the work of several illustrators who have also produced work for them. Quite honored by this as they employ some of the best. Those are the 2 books I did underneath the cards. Old fashioned printing: 4 separate plates, one for each colour. - 2 months ago

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My illustrations for both Anne of Green Gables and Avonlea were used in a long article about L. M. Montgomery in Folio Books' end of year catalogue of new books.๐Ÿ˜Š

My illustrations for both Anne of Green Gables and Avonlea were used in a long article about L. M. Montgomery in Folio Books' end of year catalogue of new books. - 2 months ago

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The last time I knit a lopi sweater for my husband was nearly 40 (!!) years ago. Now no. 2 is blocking. Knit in full-strength Alafoss lopi, it took 2 weeks of evenings from start to finish. It's a pattern from the book I designed "Knitting with Icelandic Wool" and the pattern is รlafoss. He's ready for winter โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ ๐Ÿ˜Š#knittersofinstagram  #lopi

The last time I knit a lopi sweater for my husband was nearly 40 (!!) years ago. Now no. 2 is blocking. Knit in full-strength Alafoss lopi, it took 2 weeks of evenings from start to finish. It's a pattern from the book I designed "Knitting with Icelandic Wool" and the pattern is รlafoss. He's ready for winter ๏ธ๏ธ๏ธ #knittersofinstagram #lopi - 3 months ago

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Another rave from the grave... as I'm cleaning out cupboards. One of my very oldest knits done when I was still a novice knitter. Not much knitting around then more challenging than @patriciarobertsknitting  in her Shetland wool. And it was knit back and forth. Not a circular needle in sight in England in the 70's and 80's! #knittersofinstagram

Another rave from the grave... as I'm cleaning out cupboards. One of my very oldest knits done when I was still a novice knitter. Not much knitting around then more challenging than @patriciarobertsknitting in her Shetland wool. And it was knit back and forth. Not a circular needle in sight in England in the 70's and 80's! #knittersofinstagram - 3 months ago

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There are some knitting projects that are like landmarks in one's knitting life. The #kaffefassett Foolish Virgins was the biggest and most complex #intarsia knitting I'd ever attempted. Not sure if I'd have the patience to finish all those ends off today ๐Ÿ™„ Am I the only one that hangs on to certain knitted garments long, long after they cease to be in any way fashionable? Kaffe had a real 80's big look going when he designed this one ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

There are some knitting projects that are like landmarks in one's knitting life. The #kaffefassett Foolish Virgins was the biggest and most complex #intarsia knitting I'd ever attempted. Not sure if I'd have the patience to finish all those ends off today ๐Ÿ™„ Am I the only one that hangs on to certain knitted garments long, long after they cease to be in any way fashionable? Kaffe had a real 80's big look going when he designed this one - 3 months ago

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Waiting at a bus stop and it's freeeeeezing โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ’จFound my ancient and very warm Foolish Virgins sweater #kaffefassett to wear over my @alabamachanin home and hand- sewn factory dress. #memadeeveryday

Waiting at a bus stop and it's freeeeeezing ๏ธFound my ancient and very warm Foolish Virgins sweater #kaffefassett to wear over my @alabamachanin home and hand- sewn factory dress. #memadeeveryday - 3 months ago

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