My current obsessions

May 16, 2020


Literature and other paper obsessions

  • Brontë sister shawl knitting pattern by Lindsey Fowler
  • Folies d'Espagne, music sheet for concert flute by Marin Marais.
  • This adapted late victorian/early edwardian pattern for a walking skirt.
  • W.B. Yeats.
  • Bad blood. A walk along the Irish Border by Colm Toibin.
  • Séamus Heaney.
  • Au bonheur des Dames by Zola.
  • The Age of the Innocence by Edith Wharton.


  • Port-Daniel's lighthouse. Gaspe Peninsula.
  • The lavender pelargonium on the window sill in my office.
  • Garlic is growing in our garden.
  • Kamairicha japanese green tea from Camellia Sinensis shop in Montréal.
  • Ireland.
  • The Edwardian and the Belle Époque eras.


  • Silk scarf from Noemiah, inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson and the book by my friend Dominique Fortier, translated from french by Rhonda Mullins : Paper Houses.
  • Liberty of London fabric.
  • Long dresses and skirts made with a floral fabric...
  • Bleu poussière wool yarn in Wildflower. Naturally dyed in Québec.
  • Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co., for the woolly yarns dyed naturally in Northern Ireland by Emma Robinson. 
  • Viola yarn, for the exceptional colors created by Emily Foden of Viola and the Moon. My favorite canadian dyer.
  • My Killarney tin Whistle, made in Ireland. 

Movies, series, podcasts

  • Costume historian Bernadette Banner is obsessed with late victorian and edwardian periods. So am I. Her podcast is everything, right now. 
  • Emma Robinson of Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co. has a great podcast about wool and fibre arts.
  • The bureau is french. It is the best series out there. I've seen all 5 seasons and the 5th one is the best.  
  • Antigone is a movie by Sophie Deraspe. The actress Nahéma Ricci is phenomenal in this picture.
  • The Age of the Innocence from Martin Scorsese, based on the novel by Edith Wharton. 
  • Howards end, based on the novel by E.M. Forster (the James Ivory movie and Hettie MacDonald's miniseries).