Education, Vintage, weaving

Finger Loop Weaving / Braiding

Learning new things. Finger loop braids. I was watching Wolf Hall (again) and was intriguing when I saw a scene of Elizabeth Cromwell using her hands to weave a braid. Some net surfing later and I was ready to give it a go. What is Finger loop weaving/braiding? Fingerloop braiding is a way of making… Continue reading Finger Loop Weaving / Braiding

Education, Vintage, weaving

Zero Waste Sewing – Bronze Age Style

Inspired by Liz I met Liz Haywood when I first opened the shop, about five years ago. A gifted author and knitter, Liz was a regular contributor to Yarn Magazine. I've enjoyed Liz's support and friendship and have been in awe of her talent. Her first book the Dressmakers Companion was a resounding success winning the… Continue reading Zero Waste Sewing – Bronze Age Style

Patterns, Vintage

Vintage Stocking Cap – Patons pattern book #444

I have a large collection of vintage knitting books and pamphlets some go back to the 1930s. Many have no date on them. I have knitted many a layette from the old Patons baby books over the years. Layettes are no longer popular and today babies wear very utilitarian clothing, rather than the  frilly, lacy… Continue reading Vintage Stocking Cap – Patons pattern book #444