Let’s stitch some history

Vintage wedding dress

Would you like to stitch some history? Here’s a sneak peek at a new project in the works… Guess what I found in the database of the Huron County Museum? This simply lovely wedding dress dating from 1911. And why was I looking for a wedding dress? No, I’m not getting married. I’m already happily so. […]

Vintage textiles on display

A small number of the Huron County Museum‘s many beautiful heirloom textiles were on display in the Governor’s House adjacent to the historic Gaol for Sunday’s counterpane knitting workshop in the parlour. Starting from the left in the photos, you can see a counterpane crib blanket, a counterpane bureau scarf, a pair of knit men’s gloves […]

Thank you!

Thank you so much to everyone who attended the knitting workshop at the Gaol in the Goderich yesterday, Sunday, Dec. 9. It was truly a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet you and share some creative time together. And thank you also to Sinead and the Huron County Museum for encouraging me to share my work […]

Volunteer test-stitchers needed!

Greetings, fellow knitters! Would you be interested in becoming a volunteer test-knitter? I’ve just completed a draft of a pattern for Knit Fingerless Mitts and I’d be happy to get some feedback on the pattern. Each mitt is worked from one corner to the opposite corner, with reverse-stockinette-stitch surrounding an embossed leaf in the lower […]

Counterpane Pillow

Recreating the pattern of a knit counterpane bureau scarf from the collection of the Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol is a fascinating trip through vintage knitting patterns and traditions. Counterpanes – white bed coverlets or bedspreads – were quite popular in the mid-1800s and into the 1900s and were traditionally made from white or cream-coloured cotton yarn that was so readily […]