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Victorian manuals

Cornelia Mee ‘For A Comforter’ and The Quest for Victorian Double Knitting

 https://archive.org/details/victorianknittingmanuals “THE WORK-TABLE MAGAZINE by MRS MEE and MISS AUSTIN… This is, of course, a lady’s periodical. The mysteries of the needle are illustrated by plates, some of them coloured, which will  no doubt be clear enough to the bright eyes that may examine them; but which to ours are as impenetrable as Egyptian hieroglyphics.” […]

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Brontes Textile Arts West Riding

Charlotte Bronte’s Baby Socks

        ‘The Knitter’, Issue 100, is out now and in the shops. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth, this year, I’ve contributed an article about a fascinating and previously unknown piece of knitting; a pair of baby socks, made for Charlotte’s baby,  which were destined never to be worn. […]