Sunday, 29 January 2012

French Knitting with Bailgate Branch 27.1.12

For Friday's practical evening, members and guests revived the traditional craft of French Knitting, with a gift of hand turned wooden bobbins.

Some of us remember our dads tapping four panel pins into a wooden cotton reel and with any yarn we could filch from Mum's oddments bag , off we went to make yards of french knitting. Fun but often useless!

But now - what a showcase for fancy yarns and ribbon tape: jewellery, i-cords, braid and chunky handles for a felted bag - just a taste of what members produced.