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.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Large Felt Corsage

These brooches were popular during the Second World War to brighten outfits. Made from the original 1940's pattern in good quality 30% wool blend. The felt stems have been wired to keep the shape of the corsage.
Measures approximately 9 x 5 inches (23 x 13 cm) and has a silver coloured metal brooch bar.