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Wit Knits

I am stealing these images from Messy Nessy Chic because they are too good not to! These illustrations come from a 1986 English knitting book entitled Wit Knits – and modelled by British celebrities (at the time) including Joanna Lumley:

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Message in a sweater

I ran across this fascinating story from a local history blog and couldn’t wait until November 11 to post it… Jim Alexander was a resident of Hespeler, Ontario and a Corporal with the Li­ncoln and Wel­land Re­gi­ment in WWII. In March … Continue reading

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The Knitter, c. 1848-1851

I found this print at our local antique mall last week. It’s rare to find images of women doing needlework, and as the price was $12.00, I figured I couldn’t go wrong. The print was glued to its matting, but … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection: The Sweater from Paris…

(Originally blogged April 11, 2010) Unlike most Canadian cities that share their name with a foreign capital, Paris Ontario is not named after the City of Lights but rather the lime gypsum found in the area that was used to … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – NONIA

(Originally blogged January 22, 2010) One of the goals of the Fashion History Museum is to create a Canadian fashion databank that will keep information and images on all Canadian designers, manufacturers and retailers, past and present. In all my … Continue reading

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