Sunday, 21 June 2015

Adventures In Stitchcraft - Project From April 1934

Continuing on with the April 1934 issue.

There are some lovely items for embroidery, tapestry, etc. in this issue.

Cute little duck needlepoint

I need one of these fireplace rugs and the boys would love this one!

I just love these embroidered dressing table sets

And what a divine veil for a bride!

And some more fashions. Some examples of knitted beachwear patterns available for purchase.

Advertisement for Anchor embroidery threads

The Shoulders jumper is slowly growing in size. I am almost up to the armhole shaping on the back and I am a tad scared to commit to starting it. Being the first vintage pattern I have re-sized, I am worried it will end up a totally odd shape! I just need to have confidence that I have followed the re-sizing directions correctly and that all will be well (or at least well enough to end up with something resembling a wearable garment!)

The project I have selected from the April 1934 issue is the jersey from the baby layette. 
It is knitted with White Heather Baby Wool and needs 2 or so ounces, which is 57 grams.
Here is an advertisement for this wool from a 1934 New Zealand newspaper.

I will be using this yarn, which is 35% wool, 5% cashmere and 60% silk. It feels lovely, so soft.

So far, it is just 7 inches of plain knitting. So really great TV knitting, while I watch series one and two of River Cottage Australia. Oh my, it is set in a beautiful place - I think I want to live there!

Happy crafting!


  1. Where did you watch the River Cottage Australia from? I've wanted to watch it but don't have the appropriate lifestyle channel.

    1. Series One and Two are on DVD now, so I borrowed them both from the library. I also have the cookbook from the series on hold, waiting for it to arrive. Love the library!!

  2. Oh fantastic. I never think to get stuff like that from the library. I'll have to look into it.

    1. I get all our DVDs from the library, as they have all the new releases at some library and we can borrow for free from all libraries in Victoria and it gets sent to our library here. Such a fantastic service! And a great way to keep the budget balanced!