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Friday
Sep202013

Fabric of Britain: Knitting's Golden Age

You may have noticed that BBC4 are currently broadcasting a series of textiles programmes. The other night, I watched the Fabric of Britain: Knitting's Golden Age. I loved the inclusion of the more quirky side of knitting and a showcase of stranded patterns and colours. Part of the programme featured art sweaters, like these sweaters designed by David Hockney and Allen Jones.

 

 

 

 

You can still watch this programme on BBC iPlayer, see more about that here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03bgrvf

I really enjoyed the inclusion of vintage knits of the more unusual variety and am so pleased that they chose one of my fave Ravelry buddies Susan Crawford, author of the vintage book sderies A Stitch In Time and the  aka Just Call Me Ruby, who in my eyes is the definitive expert in vintage design reimagined for the 21st Century. The programme featured a traditional 1930s swim suit and Susan has a a swimsuit project. on her website.

 

 

I was interested to watch the generations of women carrying out true two handed Fair Isle Techniques, which I cannot do due to no grip and was quite envious.

The programme did feature shepherds spinning and knitting, and mentioned they did it whilst walking. However, they did not include a shepherd's belt, where one needle is locked in to leave a hand free.

 

 

 

Reader Comments (1)

Hi
I would really like a copy of the Large Retro Flower chart so I can make the blanket you have on ravelry

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Kathy

January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

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