King Arthur’s Knights sat sullen eyed.
“What ails thee all?” the Monarch cried.
Said one, “It’s this round table, sire.
The lads out there can’t feel the fire.
”Quoth Guinevere, “Poor faithful knights, I’ll knit them all a pair of tights.
”Morale was saved, which proved the rule:
There is no substitute for wool.
- Theresa Sundt
A legendary dwarfish creature to guard the earth’s treasures underground. And in his spare time, he loves to knit…
Who’s up for some summer fun?
Look how ridiculously charming the poster for this year’s Port Eliot Festival is!
The design’s by Rose Forshall
In the words of Simon Prosser;
‘Lots of Hamish Hamilton writers are coming down, including Robert Macfarlane, Ali Smith, Ben Masters and Tom Hodgkinson. There’s a Five Dials Stage too. And a Flower Show. And lots of fashion people. And chefs!’
The rationing period during World War II is often described as a difficult time and yet also remembered nostalgically as a time of unity and good sacrifice. In fact, many of its rules and guidelines could still be applied today. “Make Do and Mend” focuses on clothes rationing, which was introduced in June 1940. With the nation’s industrial output concentrated on the war effort, basic clothes were in short supply and high fashion was an unknown commodity. Adults were issued as little as 36 coupons a year to spend on clothes. But a man’s suit could cost 22 coupons, a coat 16 and a lady’s dress 11, so the need to recycle and be inventive with other materials became more and more necessary. The government issued the leaflets included in “Make Do and Mend” to advise on how best to avoid wasting valuable resources by recycling curtains into dresses and old sheets into underwear; in short how to ‘make do and mend’ rather than buying new clothes. Produced from original material held in archives, the leaflets are also a nostalgic showcase of 1940s’ style, which makes them the perfect gift.
Knit n Purl - ‘Voodoo’.
There is a lighter, alternative ending on youtube but this one is morbidly funny - can that be so?
Super soft like cotton candy is our scrumptious wool.
Vík Prjónsdóttir is a collective of Icelandic designers that are rejuvinating the wool and knitting industry in Iceland. They have collaborated with an old knitting factory and are producing new and innovative wool products for kids and adults. The products are all made in Iceland and reflect Icelandic traditions but often in a new and unusual way. We adore this baby seal costume made of 100% wool!
Anna wearing The Godfather. Or, The Godfather wearing Anna.
From Rowan Classic AM to PM.
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. ― Edward P. Morgan
The Joy of Books
Many sleepless nights were spent moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto to create this video.
(via Sarah Moran)
1. Rupert the Robot Sewing Pattern: £5.50 pattern only, Danger Crafts, Etsy 2. Love is the Thread Framed Picture: A6 in size, £12.95, East of India 3. Cream Padded Button Heart: 6cm x 7cm, £5.99. East of India 4. S&S Logo DIY Tote Bag: £138, Stanley & Sons, hickorees.com 5. Rose Heart Soap: £3.50 each, Cath Kidson 6. Lyle & Scott Cable Knit Jumper: £140, Lyle & Scott 7. How to Knit a Heart Back Home by Rachael Herron: £7.96, Amazon.co.uk 8. Record coasters: Set of 4 for £9.40, Paper-source.com 9. Viva La Juicy By Juicy Couture: 100ml, £40.95. John Lewis 10. Womens Cozy Knit Slipper: £90, Ugg Australia