Wednesday, 7 September 2011

A stitch in time

Herefordshire Council’s Archive Service is offering knitting fans the chance to have some practical experience with a distinctly historical twist.

Using real Victorian patterns from the archives for inspiration, knitters will create a piece over the course of two workshops, with the potential to display their work when it is complete.

Chief archivist Elizabeth Semper O’Keefe said: ‘We will be using the patterns used by Ursula Frances Bund, a Victorian vicar’s wife and, judging by the pattern book, a keen knitter.

“The book includes delightful little samples of Ursula’s work and I’m really excited to see how these spark the creativity of our own knitters.’

The workshops will take place at 6pm – 9pm on Tuesday, September 13, at Herefordshire Record Office, Harold Street, Hereford HR1 2QX and Tuesday, October 11, at the Museum Resource and Learning Centre, 58 Friar Street, Hereford HR4 OAS.

A special display of items concerning the history of knitting and knitwear will be on show during the workshop at the Museum Resource and Learning Centre.

Tickets cost £5 inclusive of both workshops. Light refreshments will be available.

To book a place telephone 01432 260750.

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