Happy June, everyone, The sunshine is finally here – after what seems like a very, very long wait. And in case you are curious, there is an update on the dress of many patterns. As the fibres are finer than what I am accustomed to, my knitting goes a bit slower, so stitching the swatches […]
A fibre decision has been made. And the choice is… There were many test swatches done and fibres tested until there were three top choices. And then, after some further testing and planning, the choice has been narrowed to two fibres: 100% silk for the wedding dress component pieces wool / silk blend for the […]
Hey, fellow stitchers, Would you like to create a wedding dress using stitched swatches of vintage textile items? In 2019, the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol is planning a clothing textile exhibit! Creating a wedding dress using stitched recreations based on museum textile collection items would be a great way to join in the […]
— Guest post by designer Irene Kellins — Recreating the Tidy Chair Back has been a most interesting and enjoyable adventure. Beginning as a chat about the historical needlework collection at the Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol, in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, the project evolved into recreating one of these works—specifically, the Tidy Chair Back, […]
This lovely Leaf & Lace Vest was created by designer Irene Kellins, owner of Stitches with a Twist in Blyth. The pattern is inspired by an heirloom counterpane in the collection of the Huron County Museum. The pattern is currently in production and will be available in the future.