Saturday, January 16, 2016

Recently Discovered

While looking around the internet this week I found a few links that I wanted to remember and thought you might enjoy, too.

On Vintage sewing machines.  

A new documentary was recently published.  It's called "Still Stitching" and it looks like it will be interesting.

At the movie's website you can watch a short video about others' stories about their vintage machines and their memories of others using vintage machines.  I especially like the man who remembered his mom sewing on her "old black Singer."  How many of us remember our moms sewing on those machines?  How many of us still use them?  I still have my mom's old black Singer, my machine of choice.

Here's the preview.

On Serendipity.
What do you think?  Is serendipity something that just happens?  Or do we help serendipity along?  Read How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity in the New York Times.  Maybe it will change your perspective on this phenomenon.

On Hand-Knits.
Another movie.  Or, better said, sweaters and socks, shawls, mufflers, and gloves, in a movie.  All knitted and crocheted from 1910s patterns, created by a bevy of knitters and crocheters to make the movie, "Tell Them of Us," authentic.  (I haven't seen the movie but it looks sad.)

The women who created the clothing of wool and cotton decided to make a book with the patterns:  Centenary Stitches:  Telling the story of one WWI family through vintage knitting and crochet.  I'm no fashionista but many of the sweaters, hats, scarves, and shawls look like they could jump from 1916 to 2016 quit comfortably.

Go to the Centenary Stitches WWI Commemorative Knitting Project blog where you can see photos of the knit and crocheted clothing; watch film trailers and an interview with the knitters; and learn more about the Centenary Stitches Exhibition at the National Archives, Kew.  Best of all, if you can knit and crochet, there's a book of patterns:  Centenary Stitches:  Telling the story of one WWI family through vintage knitting and crochet.  If only I could knit.... 

I hope you're having a great weekend.



  1. Thank you for sharing, I'll check them out!

    1. I hope you find something interesting or helpful, Missy.


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