Friday 10 October 2014

KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood

I recently went along to the Fashion & Textile museum in London for an exhibition devoted to knitwear. KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood. How could I not go?

As the title suggests, it spans a good century's worth of knitwear. It was wonderful to see the jersey suits by Chanel, but my faves were of course the hand knits of the 30s and 40s.

I couldn't take any pics in there, and there aren't very many on the website, but the main garments on display from those decades were predominantly fair isles. Well worth a visit just for that.

One piece that has really stayed with me though was a knitting bag, a sausage shape with multicoloured crochet circle sides. The main part was completely covered in embroidered lazy daisies in lots of bright cheery colours. Exquisite. That bag for me completely sums up the make do and mend ethos, something so beautiful made despite the tight restrictions on wool

In other news, I am busily working away on new designs for hats, which are my most favorite thing in the world to knit and crochet.

Here is a peak at just two.

The jumper that I'm wearing with this one is a firm favorite too, and will be appearing in it's own post soon.
 Excuse the lame selfie!


  1. What a fabulous exhibition, I shall have to take my mum along when she visits at Christmas as I am sure we will both enjoy having a wander around that! Oh and love those hats, and they really look great on you!! x

  2. I really want to get to that exhibition, it sounds great. I like the hats!


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