19th Century Shawl Re-Construction Project


The 19th century Victorian era shawl reconstruction project is a collaborative exploration with Suzanne da Rosa, Paula Kibildis, Monique Boonstra, Grant Mahy, Debbie Chisholm and Vincent Kibildis. Monique Dreef is supporting the project by researching and providing us with suitable yarn possibilities. Others who have played support and roles are Irina Shaar & Georgia Dering.

The structure of the shawl borders is unusual  due to the corner stitch patterns not being consistent and symmetrical. For not so obvious reasons, each mitered corner has varying numbers of diamonds. We’ve struggled for the reasoning behind this as well as the order that the border edge and corners were knit. Every step of the way has been rich with group discussion and interaction followed by knitting and more discussion, more charting and more knitting, cheering each other on and each of us deciding at one point or another that we weren’t good enough for this. Read more soon about this exciting project


Original Designs

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New Work

Museum Knitting

Historic Knitted Lace Project

Knitting stitches from the 19th Century
A research project on knitted lace stitch patterns from manuals that were published between 1840 and 1860.

Other Art

A lace swatch to a solar plate etching

Swatch for a knitted lace fence

Linoleum Block Printing
Reinventing family photos from the early 1900’s





Lace Swatches