Monday, September 08, 2008


Well, it was a very successful 1940's weekend at Bantock House. Numbers were down a bit on Saturday because of the dire weather but large numbers turned out on Sunday. I could have done with a larger table for my display of knitting ( must try to go more vertical next year, perhaps a display board of some sort.) People were fascinated by the sock knitting especially as I was using DPNs (I much prefer Magic Loop!)

We displayed my mother's wedding dress from 1942. She came along on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed herself answering questions.

Brenda brought along her spinning wheel which created a lot of interest.

There was also another knitter there, making a Fair Isle sweater. I think her name was Claire.

On Saturday, another lady (? Louise) brought her crochet, but she couldn't manage Sunday. So all in all crafts were well represented. In previous years we only had rag rug making.

And finally, I couldn't resist this shot of hungry reenactors tucking in to their lunch.


RooKnits said...

Hope you had a lovely weekend... I hope that next year's 1940's weekend doesn't clash with yet another knitting day!

Steph said...

Looks like it went well - glad to see lots of crafty stuff going on!

noonie said...

Hi Annette Lovely to see you again at the NEC. Loved your blanket it was beautiful and softer than I was expecting.