Meet Irene Baxter

Meet Irene Baxter

This week I had the amazingly good fortune to meet up and chat with Irene Baxter. Meeting Irene was a dream come true for me…

Munrospun Jerkin Pack

Geek that I am, I recently bought this gorgeous 1950s Munrospun kit to knit a jerkin, complete with 'Munrospun tweed' for the fronts, 8oz of…

Studio Joy

Gotta confess, things may have been a little quiet on the website - in fact I was reprimanded recently by one of my lovely customers…

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and 'Target Ovarian Cancer' have organised a great '50s Challenge' campaign.  My very small contribution to the cause is…

Charting Fair Isle Patterns

Our love affair with the vintage fair isle look continues, and while knitting from the original instructions may seem straightforward, I sometimes get questions from…

1949 Vogue Blouse

Well hang out the bunting and slice the cake, it's a Skiff blogpost ... just catching up with some pictures from finished projects and thought…

Another Lesson Learned …

I've been knitting from vintage patterns for a few years now, but I never stop learning. Case in point is this wonderful pattern for a…

Vintage Hat Love

As I uploaded a P&B Cap & Bolero pattern yesterday I had a nagging feeling I'd seen it before somewhere - then I remembered that…
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