Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Freshly Found... Then and Now♥



Please enjoy these delightful illustrations from a vintage 1940's book called Knitted Garments for All by Jane Koster and Margaret Murray.
I've used them to help me tell a Freshly Found Yarn...
A few days ago, I posted a pic to Instagram.  It made some people think, that perhaps Freshly Found was closing down and ...
 
But that's not the case at all.  On one hand things are...


But on the other hand they are ...


The Instagram moment was a farewell to my daughter Christy Kiggan who has been with Freshly Found for many years in a part-time and full-time capacity.  She has moved on to work with a local advertising agency.  She has had a vital role and will be missed, but very exciting things are in store for her in her new direction.
I'll still be heading up Freshly Found with a number of part-time talented crafters on hand.
There is going to be a greater emphasis on stirring up creative talent in you the Freshly Found reader.  Look forward to patterns being published and many more tutorials to get you...

folding, stitching, printing, dyeing, etc., etc!

The Freshly Found emphasis will remain on using found, vintage and recycled...
 Old handcrafts interpreted in a trendy way, because I love the...


between old and new.  Between History and the way it shapes our future.  
So watch out for quirky 

and products in the online store as well as

 and know-how for

your own Freshly Found products too!
GIVE-AWAY
If you are a knitter at heart and would love the delightful vintage knitting book these illustrations came from, let me how much you would love to have it, and I'll choose a winner on the weekend and send it to a deserving new home [Mail me, leave a comment on this blog or on the Freshly Found Facebook Page]

Knitted Garments for All - The art of knitting clothes for all the family from the simplest to more intricate garments including the making of new garments from old. By Jane Koster and Margaret Murray.  256 pages of patterns published by Odhams Press in London!

PS I am not sure who the illustrator of the book was, but I do LOVE the way all this knitting terminology was so sweetly interpretted♥











4 comments:

Nadia Ox said...

A story well told!

Knitting was my favourite thing! As a child I always enjoyed watching my aunt, gran and even my great gran knit fare isle jerseys for the family. I had a say in choosing the colours only! I've attempted knitting, but I can't seem to keep my tensions the same and default to crocheting instead. Would love to try my hand at knitting a garment one day. Maybe I can surprise my gran with a jersey for her 90th birthday next year!

Denise Kiggan said...

Thanks for your comment Nadia! My mom and gran were avid knitters, but I must say I prefer crochet too. I had the same tension problems with my knitting attempts!

Lauren Glossary said...

Congrats to Christy!!

Denise Kiggan said...

Thanks Lauren!