Monday, 9 January 2023
Friday, 23 December 2022
Christmas ecard for Ecosal-UK 2022
Tuesday, 21 December 2021
Thursday, 6 May 2021
SPMA Congress 28-30 May 2021 - Talk accepted
The Society for Post Medieval Archaeology have accepted a talk by Andrew at the 2021 Congress being presented online this year.
The talk will describe suggestions made by Dr William Brownrigg or Whitehaven to prevent the spread of contagious diseases in 1771.
Brownrigg delivered a paper to the Royal Society in 1748 on how to improve salt making in the UK.
The paper will describe the similarities about Brownrigg's suggestions in the context of the present Covid19 pandemic and measures put in place by the government to halt transmission.
For further information - https://pmac21.com/
Saturday, 2 January 2021
Fair Isle Sweater unveiled Jan 2021
Can now unveil the latest Fair Isle sweater knitted by Annelise.
It's in a pattern book called the 'Vintage Shetland Project' by Susan Crawford.
Crawford transcribed the pattern from an original sweater in the Shetland Museum, which was knitted by a Doris Hunter for her fiance Ralph Patterson in 1921. They married and during WWII Ralph was captured and spent time as a POW in Japan, with his sweater.
See link to the Shetland Museum archive. Shetland Museum and Archives::Allover Shetland patterned jumper
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
"Salt on the Solway" webinar 29th October 2020
Sign up for a talk describing the history and archaeology of salt making on the shores of the Solway Firth.
Talks by Andrew Fielding and John Pickin.
Solway Coast AONB and the Solway Firth Partnership.
Web links to video recording of the talks https://youtu.be/ILZiMclUJ4c
Thursday, 17 September 2020
Preparing to cut a Steek on Fair Isle sweater 'Ralph'
This is the back of a Fair Isle sweater currently being knitted by Annelise. It is knitted in the round with the arm holes and 'v'-neck created by cutting a steek.
The pattern, Ralph' is interpreted by Susan Crawford in her book the Vintage Shetland Project from a sweater in the Shetland Museum archive. The original sweater was knitted by Doris Hunter for Ralph Patterson. It ended up with Ralph in a Japanese POW camp in Hong Kong during World War II.
|Inside view showing the stranded knitting of the Fair Isle pattern.|
|Outside view before cutting.|
|The arm hole steeks after cutting. Now ready to pick up stitches and knit down the sleeves.|