A stitch in time...
And its a handmade hat's off to the fabulous cover girls of the English 1950's ladies home journal Stitchcraft. An excellent little periodical providing everyone in the village with deliciously nipped waist knit patterns, hot tips on jacobean screen embroidery, how to's for cheval cut work and teneriffe lace, 'contemporary' quilting techniques and testimonials on the benefits of worcestershire sauce as a super flavour boost for winter soups. We think Stitchcraft was undoubtedly the golden hands of it's day- and probably staple reading mothers of the boys own annual era (featured recently on Miss PenPen's Cottage Industry). We picked up these treasures at a ridiculously cheap 10 cents a pop on a recent pre-baby road trip... which of course involved an absolutely wizard picnic on an tartan wool blanket with cold ham sandwiches and lashings of ginger beer.

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