I've just been reading the latest issue of The Knitter magazine (no 75) - it has an article on the Knitting & Crochet Guild. The writer, Juliet Bernard, visited the Guild's collection at Lee Mills a few months ago, and I showed her around. It is fascinating to see in the article how the collection appeared to someone who had never seen it before.
Juliet was especially interested in the patterns that we have from the First World War, and the article focusses on those. She has also written a shorter piece (here) for the Huffington Post, based on her visit.
There are lots of good things elsewhere in this issue of The Knitter, too - some very enticing patterns, including the sweater by Emma Vining that appears on the cover. I met Emma at the Knitting & Stitching show last November, and admired a Japanese-style jacket she had designed that appeared on the UK Hand Knitting Association stall. I've been waiting since then for the pattern to be published, and she tells me that an updated version will appear in The Knitter shortly - I'm really looking forward to seeing it.
|Emma Vining's Kagome cardigan|