Sunday, 22 February 2015

The Trunk Show in Mayfair

Yesterday Angharad and I went to London on the train with two large cases.  We were doing a Trunk Show of items from the Knitting & Crochet Guild collection, for a joint meeting of the London branch of the Guild and the Knitting History Forum.  The meeting was in a room at the back of the Grosvenor Chapel - an unexpected quiet corner of Mayfair with the huge plane trees in Mount Street Gardens towering behind it.

We enjoyed the meeting - the people there were very interested in what we had brought, asked lots of questions and told us some things we didn't know in return.  Well worth the day-trip to London.  Here are a few of the things we included.    

Tam or beret, hand-knit in Shetland, about 1950

Knit and crochet jumper in art silk, ,about 1920 

'Mr and Mrs Panda'

Shawl or sampler of Shetland lace stitches

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