The search for the right fibre for the wedding dress recreation is underway! For the first time ever, I find myself trying to knit with silk in the quest for a sheen to match the lovely shine of a vintage wedding dress from 1911. The lace-weight silk yarn in my test swatch has a lovely […]
Hi, everyone! Today on the blog it’s all about the wedding dress recreation project: a dress of many patterns. Last month, I shared the idea of recreating a vintage wedding dress from the collection of the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol. The plan is to recreate the basic pattern of the dress using swatches […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.