Cornish Guernseys & Knitfrocks
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"A remarkable picture of social history" Guardian

Cornish Guernseys & Knitfrocks

Mary Wright

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In late 19th century Cornwall hand-knitting was a vital cottage industry and coastal villages developed their own distinctive patterns and names for the traditional navy blue guernsey or knit-frock. Contract-knitting - the occupation of many Cornish women - had died out by the 1920s and was almost forgotten until author Mary Wright started asking old people what they remembered of it. Her research has resulted in a remarkable picture of social history. Cornish Guernseys & Knit-frocks includes many delightful contemporary photographs, and detailed instructions and charts show how to knit a Cornish guernsey incorporating one of thirty local patterns.

 

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Mary Wright is a specialist knitting instructor, living in Cornwall. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United Kingdom and in Japan. Since the first publication of Cornish Guernseys & Knitfrocks in 1979 she has given many lectures and broadcasts.

 

 

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Bibliographic Information
Publish State
Published
Language
English
Readership
General
Publisher / Imprint
Polperro Heritage Press
Title Identifier (ISBN/ISSN)
9780955364884 / 0955364884
Format
Paperback
Edition
2 Rev Ed
Primary Price
6.95 GBP
Pages
68
Dimensions
186x200 cm
Illustration
Yes
Reference Code
BDZ0008327159