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 […]
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 […]
— 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, […]
Do you love stitching from old patterns? I certainly do. I also enjoy trying to recreate a pattern based upon a stitched item. This pincushion is inspired by a white cotton counterpane baby blanket in the collection of the Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol in Goderich, Ontario. White cotton counterpanes (or coverlets) were common […]
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.
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 […]
Hello, all! This site is undergoing a bit of an overhaul so there’s a bit of a mess. Mind your toes. I’m currently working on writing the pattern for this lovely lady… I admit that when I was knitting the original (in the photo), I sort of got a bit carried away and stopped taking […]