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Woolspiration: Knitting Pretty c.1955

March 4, 2017

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted a Woolspiration post. I’ve been gathering an archive over the past year and am looking forward to sharing these videos, articles and books with you more regularly.

Today we have a great film from the past, ‘Knitting Pretty‘. This charming piece is filmed in Kodachrome and features a woman named Patricia Scott. She is a knitting adviser for Lavenda and her job is to visit conferences and shops, helping customers choose wools, needles, patterns and answer questions. The film gives some background on wool processing, choosing ply, the best way to wind the wool, how to calculate gauge, and even how to wash your woolens. While all of this information we find readily available today online, in your LYS or in a book…’Knitting Pretty’ takes you back to a day when this information wasn’t as easy to come by, yet creating your own garments was just as sought after, if not more so.

To watch the extract of the film, go here or click photo below.


Knitting Woolspiration

Woolspiration: From Fiber to Fabric

September 9, 2014
from fiber to fabric

I’m charmed by these old fiber inspired videos. Found another lovely little mini-doc “From Fiber to Fabric” narrated by Orson Welles, where he walks you through the history of wool, from Egyptian times to the then present day (1977). I believe it was originally intended as an educational piece in academic studies, but any wool person is sure to love it as well. xoxo