17th century style knitted socks, sukat 1600-luvun tyyliin

Here's a pair of socks I knitted for my son to go with his 17th century historical costume. Searching the internet for references I stumbled on many fascinating sites about the history of knitting. One of them was a blog called Global Encounters, by Paula Hohti, a finnish historian, textile researcher and professor of Art and Culture… Continue reading 17th century style knitted socks, sukat 1600-luvun tyyliin

Old tatted treasures, vanhoja käpypitsiaarteita

As a result of my tatting experimentations my godmother remembered having some old things that might interest me. I was thrilled to receive some lovely old memorabilia. Among them was this german book, which belonged to her husband's grandmother.  The book doesn't have a date of any kind but it must be from some hundred years back.… Continue reading Old tatted treasures, vanhoja käpypitsiaarteita