|Marjory Tillotson design 105|
|Marjory Tillotson design 106|
And in the 1940s, she seems to have tried publishing her own pattern leaflets, including the two that Gill sent. They appear to be very rare - we already had one of the series in the collection, but I have never seen any others, so I think that it was a venture that didn't succeed. But they are pretty designs - leaflets 105 and 106 together give a twinset in a lacy pattern embroidered with flowers. The leaflets themselves are well designed, too. They include a photo of a swatch, showing the exact tension required for the pattern.
The tension photo is an excellent idea - it simplifies checking tension, as well as showing the stitch pattern (and in this case the embroidered motif) in detail. And it allows the complete garment to be shown simply as a drawing.
Marjory Tillotson deserved to succeed with these knitting patterns, and it's a pity that she apparently didn't. But I am really pleased, and grateful to Gill, to have these additions to the Guild's collection.