Cornish Guernseys & Knitfrocks
by Mary Wright
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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"A remarkable picture of social history" Guardian
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.
Polperro Heritage Press
Polperro Heritage Press is an independent British publisher, established in 1995. Recent titles from Polperro Press have included biographies, guides and a growing list of Cornish local history titles.View all titles
- Publisher Polperro Heritage Press
- Orginal LanguageEnglish
- ISBN/Identifier 9780955364884 / 0955364884
- Primary Price 6.95 GBP
- Publish StatusPublished
- Edition2 Rev Ed
- Dimensions186x200 cm
- Reference CodeBDZ0008327159
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