I use vintage patterns, some of which belonged to my grandmother, with today's fabrics and yarns. I take vintage needlework magazines and work from the patterns in them. The magazines date from 1912 through to the fifties, and I try and use the patterns from them as they would have been originally used. Sometimes I will adapt them and make something else. I prefer to specialize with the thirties and forties patterns and occasionally dip my toe into the fifties.

When I feel the need to bring things up to date, sometimes adapting the original vintage patterns. I also design my own patterns so you can make lovely items too.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Working Bags

Since I posted this I have added to my collection of vintage magazines.  And although I haven't actually got the magazine, I received a transfer in amongst more some magazines.   The magazine in question would have been Fancy Needlework Illustrated Number 122, of the 1920's and 1930's, it is transfer for a beach bag.  I certainly can imagine the lady with her small towel, and her knitted swimming costume heading for the beach.

as soon as I saw the transfer I instantly thought outside the box!

It would make an ideal project bag,

I have also made some more of my 1944 bags too.