Lynne Pascoe has been a hand knitter since childhood, a machine knitter for almost fifty years, and a teacher since her teens. A lifelong love of knitting led to the opening of a cottage industry in the beautiful Margaree Valley of Cape Breton Island in 2002. Training local knitters, developing patterns, and researching traditional ways of knitting have become the cornerstones of Sheep’s Clothing.
From atop the Citadel in Halifax, Nova Scotia to where history lives, to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia you will find a variety of Sheep’s Clothing historical recreations. Period costume items including hosiery, hats, shawls and the sort. You can call it history in the making!
Workshop – Researching and Knitting Historical Clothing
A collaborative session involving a presentation, discussion, and hands on learning. Just how do you start to knit a garment that has a history? We will discuss where you might find accurate information, available patterns (or not), appropriate materials, and often best educated guesses. Lynne will lead you through a recent project to knit cardigans for Memory Lane Historic Village, an award-winning living history museum depicting coastal rural life in nova Scotia during the 1940s, and discuss other challenges she has been given over the past twenty years.