Tag Archives: hand knitting

The myths and meaning woven into Norwegian sweaters

Here is a fascinating article about the Sweater Detective, a lady who knows practically all there is to know about the myths and meaning woven into Norwegian sweaters.

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The history of knitting

This post gives an excellent summary of the history of hand knitting. As you would expect from the V&A. One of my favourite London haunts.

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Knitting a plant

Recently I’ve been sorting through some experiments from my City and Guilds course. We had to find pictures, use them to inspire our knitting, and produce a sample to go in our A4 files. I knitted a mangrove swamp.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Woolly Spires

Woolly Spires is an exhibition at of knitted churches at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Several of Lincolnshire’s beautiful gothic churches in wool, mainly knitting, with some crochet, for example on the roof of Stow … Continue reading

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Knitting faces in the crowd

It is surprising how inspiration comes. I was rummaging in a basket of odd balls of yarn, as you do, and I found this “flesh” coloured smooth cotton. Which reminded me of my long standing doll project, where I have … Continue reading

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