Archive for ‘vintage’

December 4, 2012

Lewes Late Night Shopping 6th Dec 2012

This year I have the pleasure of taking part in a Vintage Christmas at the All Saints Centre, Friars Walk. With lots of warming handknits, vintage needles, patterns and tree decorations to tempt you. Open from 5pm til 9.30ish the fair will offer lots of tempting gifts with the added bonus of a cocktail bar.
Needlefelt decorations

July 29, 2011

Mays Vintage tea room in Ringmer Village hall

Every Friday from ten til one this wonderful tea room will be serving home made cakes,scones etc and proper coffee and tea.The room has a delightful atmosphere, surrounded by vintage tablecoths, silverware and crockery. My handmade cards will be on sale every week.

January 11, 2011

Vintage knitting patterns and accessories

I love finding old knitting patterns, needles & yarn, I enjoy using them too. The old plastic knitting needles get made into jewellery & I try & match vintage yarn with a vintage pattern to make something useful. When my aunt died a few years ago she left me a suitcase full of yarn, she worked in a yarn shop & stashed just like I do. Some of the yarn went into a baby blanket for her first grand daughter-a lovely 50% merino, 50% silk mix in duck egg blue. I have bought yarn at our Guild meetings & made knitted ball necklaces with it & was once given 2 hanks of Big Ben yarn which I reckon was over 40 years old. This was knitted up into a tea cosy, the pattern was vintage too! Old buttons adorn some of my cowls and crocheted flowers. I have many needle gauges & row counters which I use and on the go projects are stored away in old knitting bags. There is something very satisfying about using something that has already had a life before coming into yoursa dream of loveliness elegant shawl
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