29 April 2010
My other hobby is knitting. I love found vintage yarn and old patterns. These little items were knitted in 3 ply 1960s wool found in a charity shop in Pocklington, Yorkshire. Canadian Beehive pattern from the 40s, vintage buttons bought in New Zealand. I wish I had photographed all the sweaters I have knitted from this pattern (must be about 20)
28 April 2010
27 April 2010
26 April 2010
Here is a depression era quilt that i have had for some time. It is tied, quite heavy, has a lovely printed back and is packed with lovely 30s prints. A few of the patches need replacing....shall I mend it? or shall I cut it up for fabric? its taking up a lot of room and tied quilts are not big sellers.
24 April 2010
23 April 2010
Part of my collection of Hermes scarves, that I have collected over the years, never paid more than a couple of bucks each (actually, I lie,I paid 7 pounds sterling, once in the Cotswolds). Many of them are not in the best of shape, but that doesn't bother me. Some are perfect.