Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Knitting History Conference, Saturday 6 November 2010

Knitting History Conference, Saturday 6 November 2010
London College of Fashion,
20, John Princes Street, London, W1.

Speakers and Subjects already agreed:

Dr. Philip Sykas, Manchester Metropolitan University:
Silk Yarns for Knitting and their use in Britain.

Debbie Bamford
The natural dyeing of silk yarns.

Susan  North, Curator of Fashion 1550-1800, V & A Museum:
Knitting Backwards? Deciphering the Patterns of Historical Knitting

Dr. Carol Christiansen, Curator of Costume at Shetland Museums
details of the knitted garments found on the 17th century Gunnister man

There will also be a short AGM.

Fair Isle Sweater

This is the Fair-Isle sweater that I knitted for my partner, Tobias Abse.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Opera Shawls

I decided to make some lace shawls and name them after characters in opera. This one is Mimi...can you guess why?!

And here is the Queen of the Night!!

Shetland Lace Scarves

Here are some scarves I made in Shetland Lace wool, using a pattern from the 1950s (I think!)

My flower brooches

I make these flower brooches to sell; as you can see, they are in a variety of colours. The purple/lilac/mauve ones are intended to reflect the colours of the violas in my garden.