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Watch ‘Tell Them of Us’ on Vimeo

We are delighted to announce that you can now watch our WW1 film ‘Tell Them of Us’ on Vimeo. It costs as little as £1.00 to view. Click here to go to Vimeo. Waiting – 1917 (c) Nick Loven

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DVD featuring Tell Them of Us & William’s Story

To mark the Centenary Stitches Exhibition running at the National Archive, Kew, from January to March 2016, we have produced a special Limited Edition DVD featuring Tell Them of Us, William’s Story, and interviews with come of the knitters when the Exhibition was first shown, at The Collection, Lincoln.

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Centenary Stitches Exhibition, London.

Monday 4th January 2016 was spent installing the Centenary Stitches exhibition at The National Archives in London. Here are some pictures of the team setting it up: L to R: Jessamy Carlson, Heather Crowder, Ali Shepley, Alison, Pauline Loven, Kate Loven, Alison Hinkley and Peter Halse. Thank you so much to our team for all their hard work! Here Read More

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The National Archives, Kew

There will be a special showing of ‘Tell Them of us’ and William’s Story’ at The National Archives, Kew on Friday 15th January 2016.  The films will be screened back-to-back, followed by a panel discussion featuring the director (Nick Loven), cast members and a direct descendant of the Crowder family. Further screenings will be held throughout February and March. Check online Read More

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Centenary Stitches Book Review

Centenary Stitches Book Review Here an extract from a review of Centenary Stitches by Karie Bookish: Knitting in Wartime  ‘I rarely come across knitting books like Centenary Stitches, but I think we need to celebrate efforts like this book. I am always very, very pleased to see ambitious knitting books that seek to treat knitting as both craft and Read More

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Knitting for ‘Tell Them of Us’, WWI Film

Costuming ‘Tell Them of Us’ and the birth of Centenary Stitches’. by Pauline Loven Even before the script was written for ‘Tell them of Us’, I spent a year researching and gathering vintage resources to begin creating the costume. The film was to be set in the Lincolnshire village of Thimbleby during WW1. As I worked I became aware of Read More

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Last chance to see:

For the last month ‘Tell Them of Us’ – the untold story of one Lincolnshire family – has been showing in the auditorium screen at The Collection, Lincoln. It has been accompanied by the ‘Centenary Stitches’ exhibition of the costumes made for, and the story of, the film. The last showings of this WW1 commemorative Read More

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People Rich

By Pauline Loven (Costumier to ‘Tell Them of Us’) When I decided it would be good to have some hand-knitted clothes for our WW1 film, and tweeted speculatively for a volunteer knitter, I didn’t know what I would unleash! Within minutes of tweeting and expecting nothing, I had over one hundred volunteers and within a week Read More

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Centenary Stitches begins:

A casual tweet a week ago, looking for volunteer knitters for a WW1 film, wool provided, resulted in a cascade of offers which nearly crashed my (@periodwardrobe) Twitter account. I quickly created a closed Facebook group for this instant community and it is thriving! We have expert knitting historians and specialists in pattern drafting (from Read More