We now can be found on Etsy with our vintage haberdashery, Yorkshire wool for spinners and felters and the occasional living history/knitting item like mudags (wool creels) and leather knitting belts:
This blog is a repository for the oddments of research I’d like to share with other students into textile history. I see it as an educational resource and also a dialogue with other people with an interest, academic or casual, in the history of knitting.
It is also a permanent private study resource for anyone who may attend a workshop or talk. The blog is not and never will be, monetised by me – its purpose is to share and further stimulate textile and genealogical research in primary sources. So do feel free to quote and use any material directly written by me. An attribution and link would be appreciated! But this is instructional material to aid craftspeople, historians and genealogists, so do feel free to quote and use.
River Ganseys was (finally) published in 2015. It is available as a Ravelry download but if you don’t have it, hold fire – second edition coming out later this year! It will be updated, have the best chapter reinstated and pattern charts made so you can follow them more easily.
I was involved in the new edition of Hartley & Ingilby’s classic book, ‘The Old Hand-Knitters of the Dales’, which is also available now.
You can find me as PenHemingway on Twitter.