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.
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
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
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
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